Posted: Sep 9, 2010 2:25 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Updated: Sep 9, 2010 2:30 PM
Labor Day weekend may have been the official end of summer, but nearby Cheyenne Mountain State Park isn't letting up on activities.
Here's what's on tap this weekend:
Friday, Sept. 10, Concentrating on Constellations
Two part program
Part I- Meet at Camper Services at 7:00 p.m.
Learn the stars and constellations, indoors, on star maps with easy, numbered dot-to-dot exercises.
Part II- Meet at Event Center Parking Area at 8:30 p.m.
Join us for an outdoor exploration of the night sky to practice locating prominent planets, stars and constellations. Bring a blanket or something to lay on for night sky viewing. All ages welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations recommended, 719 304-1086. You may attend one or both sessions.
Saturday, Sept. 11, 10 am, Junior Ranger Program
Meet at Camper Services
Complete the activities in the Junior Ranger Handbook (for ages 7-12 years) and earn a level one Junior Ranger badge. Handbooks are available at the Visitor Center or Camper Services. To become a level two Junior Ranger and earn a colorful Junior Ranger patch you must complete the handbook activities and attend a Junior Ranger program. Each Saturday a different Junior Ranger topic will be offered. Contact the Park Naturalist at 719 304-1086 for additional information.
Saturday, September 11, 7:00 p.m. Rattlesnakes!
Meet at Amphitheater
Find out the truth about the only poisonous snake in the Park and how you can avoid encounters with this feared and much maligned reptile.