BRANSON, Mo. -- The Army Corps of Engineers Dewey Short Visitor Center at Table Rock Lake is offering several park ranger led programs until the middle of December. All programs are free, open to the public and registration is not required. Unless otherwise noted, programs begin at Dewey Short Visitor Center
Guided nature hikes are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. on Monday’s, Dec. 5 and 12. 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.
Nature Tales (Storytime) has moved to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, Dec. 6 and 13. 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.
A human board game is played at 2 p.m. on Wednesday’s, Dec. 7 and 14. Bring the family to test your nature knowledge in a life size board game.
A presentation on hydropower will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursdays, Dec. 1 and 8. Attend to learn about hydropower and how it is produced at Table Rock Dam.
Learn more about Table Rock Dam when you visit with a park ranger from 11-11:30 a.m. on Fridays, Dec. 2 and 9 at the Dam Overlook off of Highway 165 (across the highway from Dewey Short Visitor Center).
Mammal Mania will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3rd and Sunday, Dec. 4. 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. The visitor center will be closed from Dec. 16 until Jan. 3.
All programs will begin at Dewey Short Visitor Center unless designated with a *. 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.
Saturday, Dec. 3 2 p.m. Mammal Mania
Sunday, Dec. 4 2 p.m. Mammal Mania
Monday, Dec. 5 10:30 a.m. Guided Nature Hike*
Tuesday, Dec. 6 11 a.m. Nature Tales/Storytime
Wednesday, Dec. 7 2 p.m. Human Board Game
Thursday, Dec. 8 3 p.m. Hydropower
Friday, Dec. 9 11 a.m. Ranger at the Dam Overlook*
Monday, Dec. 12 10:30 a.m. Guided Nature Hike*
Tuesday, Dec. 13 11 a.m. Nature Tales/Storytime
Wednesday, Dec. 14 2 p.m. Human Board Game