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Posted 8/2/2016

Release no. 16-087


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Laurie Driver
501-324-5551

BRANSON, Mo. -- The Army Corps of Engineers Dewey Short Visitor Center at Table Rock Lake is offering several park ranger led programs through the end of August.  All programs are free, open to the public, and registration is not required.  Unless otherwise noted, programs begin at Dewey Short Visitor Center.

A human board game is played at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8. Bring the family to test your nature knowledge in a life size board game.

The dams on the White River program will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29. Learn about the history and modern missions of the dams on the upper White River.

Nature tales is held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Aug. 9, 16, 23, and 30.  Join park rangers and volunteers for nature stories and activities. Each program will last 30 minutes and include reading a nature themed story and a hands-on activity.

A survival/first aid program is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Aug. 9, 16, 23, and 30. Do you think you know what to do if an emergency arises? Come learn some helpful tips that just might save someone’s life.

Learn more about Table Rock Dam when you visit with a park ranger from 9-9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 at the Dam Overlook off of Highway 165 (across the highway from Dewey Short Visitor Center).

A presentation on hydropower will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, Aug. 3, 10, 17, and 31.  Attend to learn about hydropower and how it is produced at Table Rock Dam.

Grab an insect net and meet a park ranger at the Dewey Short Visitor Center for a morning critter hunt on the grounds at 10 a.m. on Thursdays, Aug. 4 and 11.

A garden tour will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursdays, Aug. 18 and 25. Learn about the different native habitat that grows in the region in Missouri.

Guided nature hikes are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays, Aug. 5, 12, 19, and 26.   Meet the park ranger at the Lakeshore Trailhead - accessible from the Dewey Short Visitor Center parking lot - to learn what lives in the woods along the trail.

Water safety games and activities will be held from 1:30-4 p.m. on Fridays, Aug. 12, 19, and 26. Come learn some tips and pick up informational brochures that could help save a life.

A bird safari is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays, Aug. 6, 13, 20, and 27. Find out what type of birds call Table Rock Lake home, and decorate some home-made binoculars.

Water critters and water quality testing program will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays, Aug. 7, 14, 21, and 28.  Learn about what types of organisms are living in Table Rock Lake. Come prepared to get a little wet; water shoes are recommended. 

Mammal mania will be held at 2 p.m. on Sundays, Aug. 7, 14, 21, and 28. Participants of all ages can test their mammal knowledge.

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. The center is currently open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All programs will begin at Dewey Short Visitor Center unless designated with an asterisk. Nature hikes will begin at the Lakeshore Trailhead accessible from the Dewey Short Visitor Center parking lot. Morning at the Dam Overlook will be held at the Dam Overlook off of Highway 165 across the highway from Dewey Short Visitor Center.

Wednesday, Aug. 3

9-9:30 a.m.

Morning at the Dam Overlook*

Wednesday, Aug. 3

2 p.m.

Hydropower

Thursday, Aug. 4

10 a.m.

Morning Critter Hunt

Friday, Aug. 5

10:30 a.m.

Nature Hike on Lakeshore Trail*

Saturday, Aug. 6

10:30 a.m.

Bird Safari

Sunday, Aug. 7

10:30 a.m.

Water Quality

Sunday, Aug. 7

2 p.m.

Mammal Mania

Monday, Aug. 8

2 p.m.

Human Board Game

Tuesday, Aug. 9

10:30 a.m.

Nature Tales

Tuesday, Aug. 9

2 p.m.

Survival/First Aid

Wednesday, Aug. 10

9-9:30 a.m.

Morning at the Dam Overlook*

Wednesday, Aug. 10

2 p.m.

Hydropower

Thursday, Aug. 11

10 a.m.

Morning Critter Hunt

Friday, Aug. 12

10:30 a.m.

Nature Hike on Lakeshore Trail*

Friday, Aug. 12

1:30-4 p.m.

Water Safety Games

Saturday, Aug. 13

10:30 a.m.

Bird Safari

Sunday, Aug. 14

10:30 a.m.

Water Quality

Sunday, Aug. 14

2 p.m.

Mammal Mania

Tuesday, Aug. 16

10:30 a.m.

Nature Tales

Tuesday, Aug. 16

2 p.m.

Survival/First Aid

Wednesday, Aug. 17

9-9:30 a.m.

Morning at the Dam Overlook*

Wednesday, Aug. 17

2 p.m.

Hydropower

Thursday, Aug. 18

10 a.m.

Garden Tour

Friday, Aug. 19

10:30 a.m.

Nature Hike on Lakeshore Trail*

Friday, Aug. 19

1:30-4 p.m.

Water Safety Games

Saturday, Aug. 20

10:30 a.m.

Bird Safari

Sunday, Aug. 21

10:30 a.m.

Water Quality

Sunday, Aug. 21

2 p.m.

Mammal Mania

Tuesday, Aug. 23

10:30 a.m.

Nature Tales

Tuesday, Aug. 23

2 p.m.

Survival/First Aid

Wednesday, Aug. 24

9-9:30 a.m.

Morning at the Dam Overlook*

Thursday, Aug. 25

10 a.m.

Garden Tour

Friday, Aug. 26

10:30 a.m.

Nature Hike on Lakeshore Trail*

Friday, Aug. 26

1:30-4 p.m.

Water Safety Games

Saturday, Aug. 27

10:30 a.m.

Bird Safari

Sunday, Aug. 28

10:30 a.m.

Water Quality

Sunday, Aug. 28

2 p.m.

Mammal Mania

Monday, Aug. 29

2 p.m.

Dams on the White River

Tuesday, Aug. 30

10:30 a.m.

Nature Tales

Tuesday, Aug. 30

2 p.m.

Survival/First Aid

Wednesday, Aug. 31

9-9:30 a.m.

Morning at the Dam Overlook*

Wednesday, Aug. 31

2 p.m.

Hydropower