Sep 9, 2010 4:25 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Cheyenne Mountain State Park weekend events

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.


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