New Melones Activities Summer 201207/21/2012
Hours: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Amphitheater at the Glory Hole Recreation Area
New Melones Lake Activities for Summer 2012 Supports the America's Great Outdoors Initiative
All activities are at the Amphitheater at the Glory Hole Recreation Area and are free of charge and suitable for all ages, and most do not require reservations. Please wear sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing for weather conditions. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center
Saturday July 21, 7:30 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to get close to a Kingsnake? See how big a great-horned owl really is? The Stanislaus Wildlife Center, which cares for injured and orphaned wildlife, will bring a variety of live creatures for you to see. Many of these animals can be found living around New Melones Lake. Meet Titus the great-horned owl, Oreo the kingsnake, Hopper the Raven and even Fizzle the California ground squirrel!
The Moon over New Melones Lake
Saturday July 28, 8 p.m.
Do you know what waxing and gibbous have to do with the moon? Join astronomer Denise Combs for a special look at the ghostly white hunk of beautiful barren rock that orbits our planet. Learn about the phases and features of the moon through fun poetry, edible props, and a very special NASA slide show. This presentation begins at 8 p.m.
Skins, Scat and Skulls
Saturday August 4, 7 p.m.
Come see a great collection of skins, scat and skulls! Feel a bear's fur, examine real skulls, and identify tracks and scat. Match up the skin, scat and skull of the creatures and win a prize! Arts and crafts begin at 7 p.m. and the presentation at 7:30 p.m.
Eat a Bug Club!
Saturday August 11, 7 p.m.
Join us for an evening discussing creepy crawlies and their roll in the ecosystem. Join the club by crunching down some crispy critters! Arts and crafts begin at 7 p.m. and the presentation at 7:30 p.m.
The Magical Apron
Saturday August 18, 7:30 p.m.
Join storyteller and puppeteer Jennifer Aguirre in a journey through her magical apron. She will delight the young and old with her songs and stories about the creatures that make New Melones their home.
Dragon and Damselflies
Saturday August 25, 7 p.m.
Did you know that dragonflies existed before the dinosaurs? Learn all about these tiny dragons and their evolution. Arts and crafts begin at 7 p.m. and the presentation at 7:30 p.m.
The Calaveras Community Band
Saturday September 1, 6 p.m.
Come celebrate the end of the summer with us! The Calaveras Community Band will be playing all your favorites until the sun goes down. Get up and dance, clap and sing, or just sit back and enjoy the music. Bring the family and enjoy one last summer night! Music begins at 6 p.m.
Whooo's Up When You're Asleep?
Sunday September 2, 7 p.m.
Come down to the amphitheatre and find out who's up when you're not. We will have arts and crafts starting at 7 p.m., a PowerPoint presentation at 7:30 p.m., followed by a short hike in the Great Outdoors around the campground in search of some night-time creatures. Please wear sturdy shoes appropriate for hiking. A headlamp or flashlight is required.
Interpretive programs and events at New Melones Lake tie into President Barack Obama's America's Great Outdoors initiative (http://americasgreatoutdoors.gov/) which seeks to empower Americans to share in the responsibility to conserve restore and provide better access to our lands and waters and leave a healthy and vibrant outdoor legacy for generations to come.
If you would like to participate in a program and need accommodation, please contact Park Ranger Tracy Neal at 209-536-9094, ext. 215, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, at least 14 days in advance.
The New Melones Visitor Center and Museum is managed by Reclamation's Central California Area Office. Hours of operation are daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information on activities, directions, pet restrictions, or other questions, please call 209-536-9543 (TTY 800-877-8339) or visit the website at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/newmelones/index.html.
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