Battle Ground State Park Saturday Program
Are you planning a trip to the west side? Battle Ground State Park has a great line-up of Saturday evening programs during July and August. Take part in the fun and educational programs!
The programs take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday evenings, July 6 through Aug. 24, and at 7p.m. on Aug. 31 at Battle Ground Lake State Park, 18002 N.E. 249th Street, Battle Ground (Driving directions). Directional signs will point attendees to the day-use pavilion near the kitchen shelter and playground, where the programs will take place.
The programs are as follows:
What’s Growing on Here?
A master gardener from Washington State University Extension in Vancouver will help visitors identify the native plants and trees growing in the park.
Something Fishy’s Going On
Volunteers from the Columbia Springs education center will lead attendees in fish songs, show visitors the common traits of all fish and discuss fishing at Battle Ground Lake. Kids can make a fish craft.
A recycling educator with Waste Connections of Washington will lead a fun game that teaches people of all ages to be conscientious recyclers.
Nuts about Squirrels!
A Columbia Springs squirrel-recovery volunteer will teach parkgoers about native squirrels of the Pacific Northwest and wildlife conservation. Kids can make a squirrel craft.
Whooo Are You? OWLS
A Columbia Springs volunteer will help visitors celebrate Owl Appreciation Day by learning about these fascinating raptors, including owls seen in Washington state. Kids can make an owl craft.
Batty for Bats
Visitors will learn about bats, how they help people (hint; they eat mosquitoes) and what we can do to help them. The topic focuses on native bats, especially the little brown bat. Kids can make a bat craft.
A presenter from the Mount St. Helens Institute will compare Battle Ground Lake and Mount St. Helens, which were both formed by volcanoes.
A library director from Hillsboro, Oregon will discuss these slimy friends and their important roles in our ecosystem.
Batty for Bats!
“Bat” by popular demand…visitors will learn about bats, how they help us and what we can do to help them. Kids can make a bat craft.
Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. A Discover Pass is required for day-use parking at Battle Ground Lake State Park. Park staff reserve the right to cancel programs due to inclement weather, speaker cancellations or other circumstances.