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Posted on: June 13, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Naturalist’s Lunchbox Programs at McFarland Park start June 14

Spread your blanket, unpack your lunch, and join a naturalist for a Friday picnic in the park. The Naturalist's Lunch Box programs will be held from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. at McFarland Park (56461 180th Street) northeast of Ames on the following Fridays:

June 14 – Tracks
June 21 – Mighty Mammoths
July 19 – Dirt Made My Lunch
July 26 – Scat

Each one-hour 'lunchbox' program will feature a fun nature topic that you’ll experience through stories and activities. This program is free and appropriate for children of all ages; bringing a picnic lunch is optional. Adults are expected to remain with their children. In the event of rain, the programs will be held inside the conservation center. There is no pre-registration required -- attend one or attend them all!

For more information about this or other programs, contact Story County Conservation at 515-232-2516 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday), email, or visit

Story County Conservation manages more than 3,500 acres of parks and natural areas, including lakes, campgrounds, and trails. The Environmental Education staff serves Story County schools and the public with interpretive and informational programs for all ages. No individual will be excluded from events conducted by Story County Conservation because of a disability or impairment. To request accommodations to participate, contact Story County Conservation.

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Emily Herring
Story County Conservation
Phone 515-232-2516
FAX 515-232-6989

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