Come out to Skidaway Is. State Park to enjoy FREE night hikes, s’mores & campfire evenings, owl nights, star-gazing nights as well as organized daytime kids’ activities . To see the complete list of FREE kids’ nature activities @ Skidaway Is. State Park, click here.
June 1- Saturday 11:00AM Interpretive Center Tour: Explore our museum and get all the details about our native wildlife, the history of the island and check out some live rare birds. 3:00PM Knot Tying: Learn the basics on some handy knots for everyday use. 8:30PM Campfire: Meet at the amphitheater for yummy s’mores and share stories with others around a fire.
June 2- Sunday 10:00AM Sandpiper Trail Hike: Meander through the marsh on a guided hike with one of our knowledgeable park rangers. 3:00PM Dinner time: Watch as the ranger feeds the reptiles, leaping lizards, chopping turtles and snakes licking their chops.
June 5- Wednesday 10:00AM What a Hoot!: Owls can be found all over the United States. Come learn about these amazing birds and which ones we have here in Georgia. 3:00PM Dinner time: Watch as the ranger feeds the reptiles, leaping lizards, chopping turtles and snakes licking their chops.
June 6- Thursday 10:00AM Morning Bird Watch: Learn the basics about local bird varieties as we gaze upon our feeding stations. 2:00PM Fossils Show and Tell: Come see and talk about the collection of fossils at the Interpretive Center. 8:30PM Whooooo is out there?: Join us to learn about owls and their behavior and then head out into the night to try and hear a hoot.
June 7- Friday 1:00PM Reptiles and Amphibians: Discover Georgia’s diversity of reptiles and amphibians – 2nd highest in the US. Learn from calls, view some of the state’s most secretive animals and get close to live examples. 8:30PM Fungus Among Us: Come out into the night to look for lichen, that glows in the dark.
June 8- Saturday 10:00AM Big Ferry Guided Hike: Come for a 2 to 3 mile hike through a Maritime Forest, learning early history of Skidaway. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail Head. 9:00PM Skidaway Stars: From our trails at night you can see hundreds of stars. Come out to see the constellations and hear the stories behind them.
June 9- Sunday 9:00AM Double Loop Hike: Join a ranger for a guided hike through the marsh on the sandpiper trail and Avian Loop Trail. Plan about 1 ½ hour hike.
To see the complete list of FREE kids’ nature activities @ Skidaway Is. State Park for the month of June 2013, click here.