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Posted on: April 15, 2015

[ARCHIVED] EARTH DAY, ARBOR DAY AND THE DEDICATION OF THE DAKOTA NATURE PARK AND LARSON NATURE CENTER

The week will include numerous activities around Brookings in observance of Earth Day, Arbor Day and the dedication of Dakota Nature Park and Larson Nature Center. Below is a list of opportunities for patrons to participate in the festivities. All events are free of charge.

Saturday, April 18th

• Pick-up the Park – Dakota Nature Park from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Participants will meet in the Larson Nature Center parking lot.
- Bags and plastic gloves will be provided.

Friday, April 24th

• Arbor Day Run for Shade 5K – SDSU Performing Arts Center: registration begins at 5:30 am and the run starts at 6:30 am - Refreshments and tree give-away after the run.

• Arbor Day Tree Give-Away for 3rd Graders – Various times and school district locations

• Owl Prowl – Dakota Nature Park from 8:30-10:30 pm. Participants will meet in the Larson Nature Center parking lot.
- Sponsored by the Brookings Optimist Club.

Saturday, April 25th

• Bird-Banding Demonstration – Dakota Nature Park from 9:00 - 10:30 am. Participants will meet in the Larson Nature Center parking lot.

• Arbor Day Tree Dedication – Larson Nature Center parking lot at 11:30 am.

• Dakota Nature Park and Larson Nature Center Dedication – Larson Nature Center parking lot at 12:00 pm.

• Free Equipment Rentals and Instruction – Larson Nature Center from 12:20 – 3:00 pm

• Mascot Naming Contest, Astronomy Demonstration, East Pond Fishing and other fun events– Dakota Nature Park from 12:20 – 3:00 pm

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