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Posted 5/11/2016

Release no. 16-049


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Leah Deeds
501-340-1933

BRANSON, Mo. -- The Army Corps of Engineers Dewey Short Visitor Center at Table Rock Lake is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. An indoor water safety area, is available through the month of May, when the visitor center is open.

In addition, several park ranger led programs are planned through the end of May.  All programs begin at the visitor center, are free, open to the public, and registration is not required. 

Mammal mania will be held Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 from 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Participants of all ages can test their mammal knowledge by matching photos, furs, skulls, scat, and tracks!

Hydropower will be held Wednesday, May 18 at 2 p.m.  Learn about hydropower and how it is produced at Table Rock Dam.

Water quality will be held Friday, May 20 and Friday, May 27 at 2 p.m.  Learn about what types of organisms are living in Table Rock Lake. Come prepared to get a little wet; water shoes are recommended. 

A nature hike is scheduled Sunday, May 22 at 2 p.m.  Get off the beaten path with a hike through the woods next to the lakeshore trail.

Nature tales is held every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.  Join park rangers and volunteers for nature stories and activities. Each program will last 30 minutes and include reading a nature themed story and hands-on activity.                                                                          

Cloud I.D. is scheduled for Thursday, May 12 at 2 p.m.  Learn how to predict the weather by looking at the type of cloud floating in the sky.

Stay safe on the water is scheduled for Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 at 2 p.m.  Come learn tips that may save your life or the life of someone you love!

Kids to Parks Day is scheduled for May 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come learn about animals that live around the water, water quality, and what you can do to help keep our waters clean. Find out how scientists inventory plants and animals. Play games to discover how you can be safe around the water. Challenge family and friends to a scavenger hunt on the Lakeshore Trail. Fourth graders can earn their Every Kid in a Park pass to enjoy federal parks for the rest of the summer.

Some programs may be cancelled because of weather. For more information or to verify that a program has not been cancelled, please call the visitor center at 501-340-1943.