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Daisy State Park March 3-5

Daisy State Park
103 East Park, Kirby, AR 71950                   (870) 398-4487
March 3-5: Outdoor Skills

Friday, March 3rd  
3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Critter Crunch
Daisy State Park provides a diverse habitat for all types of species large and small. Join us as we discover some of the smaller creatures and feed lunch to our co-interpreters, our speckled king snake and our turtles.

Meeting place: Visitor Center
Admission: Free

SAVE THIS PLACE
Daisy State Park is a special place that you can protect by leaving no trace. Join us for an engaging and informative discussion about outdoor ethics and learn about the internationally recognized “Leave No Trace” principles. Discover what you can do to make a difference and how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly.

Meeting Place: Interpretive Center

Admission: Free

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Meet and Greet Campfire
To kick off our Annual Outdoor Skills event, the park will provide a warm fire with marshmallows to roast and hot chocolate for all park guests. Join us and gather around the fire to talk about the exciting workshops and programs offered this weekend.

Meeting place: Interpretive Center
Admission: Free

7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Stargazing
Constellations served as a storybook, a compass, and a calendar to the Native Americans and for many today.  The night sky has captivated humans for thousands of years. Join us for a stargazing program to learn about these magnificent stars, constellations, satellites and the best way to view the night sky by entering into a star dome and participating in program activities.  We will learn about the cultural aspects of one of the oldest sciences: Astronomy.  We will be able to observe constellations and gain understanding of the impact that the constellations had on several different cultures.

Meeting place: Interpretive Center
Admission: Free

Saturday, March 4th  
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. BASIC FISHING TECHNIQUES
Join us to learn some of the basic techniques of fishing. We’ll discuss the different types of equipment and bait used for fishing. Supplies will be provided and participants will receive a starter fishing tackle box. Please register at the visitor center by 5 p.m. Friday March 3rd.

Meeting place: Area E Boat Ramp

Admission: $15 per person

 
 

 

Saturday, March 4th

11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

 

 

FRESHWATER MUSSELS
Come see some of the wonderful and secret wonders of our freshwater lakes and streams. Freshwater mussels are in most all of our waterways, and yet, have you seen any? Let us show you what some of them look like, how to look for them and how important they are to the environment.

Meeting Place: Interpretive Center

Admission: Free

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

INTRODUCTION TO ARCHERY TARGET SHOOTING

This two-hour program is a great introduction for anyone interested in learning a new skill. Participants will learn the basics of archery-safety, stances, and proper use of equipment with simple compound bows which are adjustable to each individual’s strength and draw length. This class focuses on group tournament style target archery and is taught by an ANASP Certified Coach. This hands-on program is suitable for ages 8 and up, and is recommended to anyone interested in just learning a new sport or wanting to get into hunting with this skill. Please register at the visitor center by 5 p.m. Friday March 3rd.

Meeting Place: Pavilion

Admission: $10 per person

 

INTRODUCTION TO GEOCACHING

Geocaching is a modern day treasure hunt that people of all ages can enjoy. Join us for a geocaching workshop to learn about this fun way to explore your surroundings and look for hidden treasures all around you. You’ll be amazed by how many caches are waiting to be found! Register at the visitor center by 5 p.m. on Friday March 3rd to reserve your spot.

Meeting place: Interpretive Center
Admission: $10

Sunday, March 5th 
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 p.m.-12:30 p.m.

CAST IRON COOKWARE WORKSHOP
Whether you are a professional campfire cook or just a novice, this 2-hour workshop introduces you to cast iron cooking. The workshop covers topics such as the history of Dutch ovens, maintaining cast-iron, and several delicious recipes. Breakfast will be served during the workshop. Please register at the visitor center by 5 p.m. Saturday March 4th.

Meeting place: Interpretive Center

Admission: $10 per person

 

GRAND PRIZE DRAWING

We will bring our event to a close with a drawing for a grand prize. During each program or workshop participants will be given raffle tickets. At the end of the event a winner will be drawn from the pool of distributed tickets. Workshop participants will receive two tickets per person and free program participants will receive one ticket per person.

Meeting place: Interpretive Center

Admission: Free