(March 11, 2008) - Welcome in the season this spring break with the naturalists of Martin Park Nature Center. Families can put a spring in their step with three invigorating nature hikes taking place daily March 15 and 16, and March 19 – 23.
Test your peepers with the “I Spy” Treasure Hunt, a nature hike through Martin Park that will give participants the chance to test their nature-ID skills. Like a nature scavenger hunt, each participant will be given a list of items found in the natural world, and then head out into the park to see how many they can find. The “I Spy” hike will run at 10:00 a.m. daily March 15 and 16, and March 19 – 23.
Mastered nature identification? Then see if you’re really up to snuff with our “Un-Natural” Nature Hike, where odd and unusual objects just might make their way into the woods. From umbrellas to shoe horns to who-knows-what, it’ll be a trek for the eyes – and the imagination. How many objects can you find? Find out daily at 2:00 p.m. March 15 and 16, and March 19 – 23.
Those who want to exercise their bodies and not just their minds can join staff for the spring break “Natural Work Out.” We’ll get your heart rate pumping with an invigorating, full-speed exercise hike through all three miles of trails in the park. Not recommended for children under 9 years old. “Natural Work Out” will take place 4:00 p.m. daily March 15 and 16, March 19 – 23.
Each program costs $2 per individual, and space is limited so registration is required. To register for any of these programs, please call 755-0676.
Martin Park Nature Center is located at 5000 West Memorial Road, on the south side of Memorial between Meridian and MacArthur. The park is open every Wednesday – Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. except July 4, Thanksgiving and the week between Christmas Eve and New Year’s.
From March through May, the park will be undergoing construction to its parking lot, main entrance and education center. Operating hours and program times will not change.
For more information, call 755-0676 or visit online at www.okc.gov/parks.