LINCOLN, Neb. – Ponca State Park invites the public to explore the arthropods and archeology of that part of northeast Nebraska during Bugs and Bones Weekend, June 15-16.
The annual event features hands-on activities for all ages, including fossil digs, educational hikes, crafts and hayrack rides. On June 15, a Dino Hunt Archery Shoot for ages 8 and older will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The cost is $1 for six arrows. Observe a retired paleontologist chip away at a Gillicus fossil throughout the weekend at the Resource and Education Center. The ancient fish fossil was discovered within the park by a child during a guided fossil dig.
On June 16, a Father’s Day Fish Fry will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Resource and Education Center. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 12 and under. Reservations are requested and can be made by contacting the park office at 402-755-2284.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/PoncaSP. A park entry permit is required.