Program Schedule Announced for Parker Dam

PENFIELD – Officials at the Parker Dam State Park have announced its program schedule for May 9-10

Friday, May 9

Matchless Fire

6 p.m. – Campground Amphitheater

Strike a match and light a piece of paper.  That’s how most campfires are started. But what if you had no matches, or lighters or paper for that matter.  Being able to start a fire without a match is one of the first skills you learn when mastering wilderness survival.  You’ll learn several methods to light a ‘matchless’ fire.

S’mores

6:45 p.m. – Campground Amphitheater

Mmm . . . they’re so good; but where did the idea to make them come from?  Do you know where marshmallows, chocolate or graham crackers originated?  Learn about all of this and try your hand at making this delicious treat.  A limited amount of graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows will be available.

Saturday, May 10

Hike to the Park Vista

2 p.m. – Lou and Helen Adams CCC Museum

It’s a little more difficult than other park trails, but the payoff is worth it when you reach the top.  Come hike the Trail of New Giants, and then to the Vista, where you can gaze down upon Parker Lake from the highest point in the park.  Please wear appropriate footwear.

Tales from the Hive

8 p.m. – Campground Amphitheater

Bees are amazing creatures, quite possibly working harder than most others.  Watch as the secret world of a bee colony is unveiled and we see how life as a bee unfolds.  Discover new-found facts about the strange and complex life of bees.

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