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NORFOLK AREA – Do you like s’mores? What about moonlit walks? How about heading out for an adventure as the sun goes down? The Norfolk area is full of opportunities to explore the nature of Nebraska. The Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District, and the Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau want to help you discover your area trails, lakes, and wild places while highlighting the unique opportunities nighttime offers with our FREE Moon Walk event, “Stars, Strolls & S’mores.”
“The purpose of the moon walk is to provide a family-oriented activity that introduces people to the wonders that can be found in their neck of the woods,” said Julie Wragge, Information & Education Specialist for the Lower Elkhorn NRD. She added, “Our local lakes and rivers provide countless opportunities to discover and learn more about our water, soil, and wildlife.”
The Moon Walks will be held on Wednesday evenings close to the full moon and begin at 7:30 p.m. Most Moon Walks last for 1-2 hours. Participants will walk an average of 1 mile round trip. Each Moon Walk starts with a short introduction of that evening’s program, followed by a hike to a designated area where we enjoy presentations. Presenters are experts in their field and are from our local community. The evening wraps up with FREE s’mores!
The first event will be held on Wednesday, June 23rd at the Yellowbanks Wildlife Management Area, 3 miles north and 2.5 west of Battle Creek. Presentations will include an interesting view of the Elkhorn River, as we learn about how rivers can move and change. There will also be a nature scavenger hunt.
The second “moon walk” will be Wednesday, July 21st at Skyview Lake in Norfolk. Presentations will include Kayaking 101, and Mothing: the nighttime addiction.
The final night will be Wednesday, August 25th at Red Road Herbs Retreat & Learning Center on 835 Road near Stanton. Presentations will include beginner Dutch Oven cooking, and Worthy Weeds.
Wragge added, “Since the events take place close to home, we encourage everyone to join us and bring your friends and neighbors.”
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For more information contact: Jamie Bachmann, Jamie.firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-370-3374