Patoka Sportsman 6-1-19

Patoka Sportsman 6-1 & 6-2-19

There will be a 3-D Broken Arrow Archery shoot Sunday June 9th at Beaver Lake. Sign-in will be from sunrise till noon. A practice range will be available, and concessions will also be sold. There are new lower prices for entry fees. The entry fee is $10 for all adults, $8 for children age 11-17, and free for the cub class (10 and younger) and active military members. For more information , call cliff fleck at (812)630-0454 or karla brames at 812-827-3756.      

Join the team from Sun Valley Sports on Sunday, June 2 from 12p.m. to 5p.m at Patoka Lake to try your hand or feet rather at Hobie style kayaking. These peddle driven kayaks are perfect for those with lesser upper body strength or prior injuries that prevent enjoyment of a typical kayak. There will be multiple models of Hobie kayaks, including a sailboat-style kayak. This free event is being offered in partnership with the Nature Center and will take place at the small craft boat launch located near the beach.  No registration is needed, just meet us at the ramp for a short program, demonstration and a little water time too! Stop in anytime between 12p.m. and 5p.m. for an opportunity to try them out! Life jackets will be provided just bring your family and friends.

Step into the backyard of the Patoka Lake Nature Center for a close look at two non-releasable birds of prey on Sunday, June 2. Meet the educational ambassadors at 1 PM for Raptor Roundup  in the backyard. Learn of their wild capabilities and hear their stories of survival.

Trek along the 3⁄4 mile Garden Rock Loop trail June 8 at 12:30 PM for a guided nature hike with the naturalist. Discover nature’s beauty during this 1-hour hike. Wear sturdy walking shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. If it has recently rained, the creek may have water in it. Did you know that there is a rare salamander found in Southern Indiana? Only one river is where they call home. Discover the world through the eyes of the largest salamander in our state at 2 PM. Kid’s will get to make slime to take home at the end of the program!

On Sunday June 9 from 10-3 Step into the backyard of the Nature Center for a close look at two non-releasable birds of prey. Join the Naturalist in the backyard of the Nature Center for a turtle walk. Our turtles needs Vitamin D from the sun and the best way to get it is by going outdoors. They will be doing the walking while the staff will do some talking about why they are here and how turtles live in the wild!

Celebrate Nature Play Day all day June 14 by creating nature art at the Nature Center. Kid’s bring your creativity. They will supply the rest!

Join the naturalist for a special Father’s Day Program Sunday June 16. Learn about the roles of different dads in the wild. Make a craft to give to the dad that you are wild about!

Celebrate National Bald Eagle Day Thursday June 20 form 6-8 PM on the waters of Patoka. Join the naturalist for an evening tour traveling up river that will start at Wall’s Lake Boat Ramp. Meet the naturalist at the Patoka Lake Office to car caravan to the boat ramp. Caravan will leave promptly at 4:50p.m. Participants should plan to arrive at the ramp no later than 5:45p.m. to prepare their boats and equipment for the tour. Non-motorized boat launch permits are required and will be sold at the event for $5, but may also be purchased at the Patoka Office from 8a.m. – 4p.m. daily.

Celebrate National Selfie Day by participating in Patoka’s Selfie Scavenger Hunt Friday June 21 from 9 AM – 2:30 PM. Travel by car or foot to destinations around the property. Earn points for each stop you make and take a selfie. Show the naturalists your selfies and earn prizes. All photos must be presented by 2:30p.m. Pick up your scavenger hunt sheet at the Nature Center.

Look for the naturalists at the boat ramps on Saturday June 22 from 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM. They will be traveling around with a water trivia game. Prizes will be awarded as you launch your vessels into the lake! Step into the backyard of the Nature Center from 10 AM – 3 PM for a close look at two non- releasable birds of prey. Meet the educational ambassadors close up in the backyard at 1 PM. Learn of their wild capabilities. Hear their stories of survival.