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Activities for All Ages July 9-10 at Ponca SP

LINCOLN – A full weekend of fun and educational activities for all ages is scheduled July 9-10 at Ponca State Park.

On July 9, park visitors may participate in an introduction to shooting archery, shotguns and .22 rifles, learn about wildlife species found along the Missouri River, discover the difference between native and invasive species, and learn how to identify wildlife by tracks and scat. In addition, backwater kayaking and hayrack park tours are scheduled throughout the day.

July 10’s schedule includes a workshop on the ancient spear-throwing tool known as the atlatl, a naturalist program on insects, and an outdoor survival class.

A park permit is required of each vehicle entering the park. Fees apply to some activities.

For more information, call the park at 402-755-2284, and visit Calendar.OutdoorNebraska.gov to view the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s calendar of events.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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