SKIP: Get Ready for a Pond Study!

Spring brings all sorts of wonderful things, and you’re invited to explore some of them at Murphys Point Provincial Park on Sunday, April 28!

The last in the current series of Super Kids In Parks programs features a pond study. Bring your rubber boots and get set to talk a frog walk.

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SKIP is an outdoor learning program hosted by the Friends of Murphys Point Park that aims to help kids ages 7 to 10 connect with nature through a range of activities that promote active and healthy living.

While the activity is geared towards 7- to 10-year olds, the whole family can get involved.

“We’re going to walk into the park from the main road and check out some of the vernal, or spring, pools along the way to the Park Store area,” explained Senior Park Naturalist Tobi Kiesewalter, who will be leading the program. “Hopefully we will hear or even see some breeding frogs. Then we’ll settle in along the shore of Loon Lake behind the store and see what we can catch with a few dip nets.”

The program is slated to take place from 1 to 3 p.m. starting from the main park entrance at 2243 Elm Grove Road. Participants should dress for the weather and be sure to wear rubber boots.

Space is limited, so pre-registration is preferred (click here for info about fees and registration). Children ages 7 to 10 can be dropped off (with a signed permission form) for the program or families can take part. Space permitting, registrations may be accepted at the door.

The program is rain or shine, but if it must be cancelled due to severe weather a message will be posted here 10 a.m. on April 28.

Hope to see you there!

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