Schedule of Activities:
FRIDAY, APRIL 13
10-11 a.m. – NATURE JOURNALING – Design your own Nature Journal. Then join Interpreter Terry for a casual walk to learn how to use all of your senses as you record your nature memories in your journal. Meet in the audio/visual room.
3-5 p.m. CHICKWEED ERADICATION – Join Interpreter Rebekah to help eradicate the invasive chickweed along the Devil’s Den Trail. All participants will receive a chickweed pesto recipe. Meet at the Audio/Visual Room at the Visitor Center before venturing out along the Devil’s Den Trail.
8-9 p.m., NAME THAT ORGANISM – Test your knowledge of the plants and wildlife at Devil’s Den State Park in this fun game. You will be given short clues that add up to reveal the organism. We are all when we look closer at the life around us! Meet Interpreter Rebekah at the Amphitheater by Area E.
SATURDAY, APRIL 14
10 a.m.-Noon – EDIBLES OF THE FOREST HIKE – Join Dr. Tamara Walkingstick, Associate Professor of Extension Forestry with the Arkansas Agricultural Extension Service to see the plants of the forest in a whole new way! Dr. Walkingstick will point out plants and their uses on this 1.5- mile walk along the Devil’s Den Trail. Meet at the Visitor Center flagpole.
2-3 p.m. FROM FOREST TO TABLE – Learn the basics on how to prepare wild foods safely and deliciously. Dr. Tamara Walkingstick will demonstrate how to grind acorns into flour for use in delicious scones. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to try something truly wild. Meet at the amphitheater.
4-5 p.m. WILD FLOWER BINGO – Join Interpreter Rebekah for this fun twist on a childhood classic, which incorporates fun facts about the blooms of Devil’s Den State Park into every match. Fun for all those young at heart! Meet at the Ridge Runner Café Pavilion.
8-9 p.m. – NATIVE EDIBLES – COOKING ON THE WILD SIDE – Join Dr. Tamara Walkingstick to learn more about all the foods that the forest provides. She will be discussing some common recipes with some uncommon ingredients. You’ll really take a bite into this program! Meet at the Amphitheater.
SUNDAY, APRIL 15
11 a.m-Noon – BLOWN AWAY – Join Interpreter Terry in the audio/visual room to learn how important wind is in the dispersal of seeds. Learn who are the ‘poppers’, ‘droppers’ and ‘hitchhikers’ in the seed world then make your very own wildflower ‘seed balls’ to take and disperse yourself!
4-4:45 p.m., REPTILE FEEDING – Join Interpreter Terry for a short talk on snakes and then watch the snake ambassadors eat their weekly meal! Meet inside visitor center by the animal exhibits.
For more information, contact: Rebekah Spurlock Penny Interpreter, Devil’s Den State Park 11333 West Ark. Hwy 74 West Fork, AR 72774 (479)761-3325 www.ArkansasStateParks.com
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty” – Maya Angelou