State Park Program: Wild Nature at Lory State Park
Spend time outdoors this summer at Lory State Park!
At this program, Girl Scouts will start with an interactive presentation about Lory’s native wildlife, their habits, habitat and biology respect for all wildlife and our environment. Girls will get to see a selection of mammal pelts and skulls; casts of animal tracks and scat, reptile photos and snakeskins and more!
After the presentation, girls will participate in a 1.3-mile guided, interpretive hike along the Well Gulch Nature Trail. Along the hike, girls will learn about Principles of Leave No Trace; trail etiquette and safety in the outdoors principles; descriptions of native vegetation, cultural and natural history; identifying animal habitats, tracks and signs including native bee, insect, amphibian and arachnid species.
These activities can be counted toward the following badges:
- Brownies: Hiker badge; Eco Friend badge; Bugs badge
- Juniors: Animal Habitats badge; Eco Camper badge
Dress appropriately for the weather that day (light jacket in case of cool temps or wet weather); closed-toe shoes; hat; sunscreen, insect repellant; water bottle, trail snacks and brown bag lunch for lunch after the hike. Girls can also bring a nature journal, or notebook to make notes/drawings on the trail.
- Entrance is FREE for Girl Scout groups, when you arrive please tell the front gate you are there for a Girl Scout program.
- Meet at the Eltuck Group Picnic Area at 11 a.m., please be on time!
This is not a drop off event, all Girl Scouts must attend with a parent, guardian, or troop leader. Girl to adult ratios for events should be met. All child and adult attendees agree to follow the most current GSCO COVID -19 guidelines in relation to in-person events and have completed a COVID-19 waiver. All participants must have a current Girl Scout membership.
Questions? Contact Camryn Soehnlein, Interpretive Naturalist firstname.lastname@example.org (970) 493-1623.