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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • Sullys Hill to host two free programs next week

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  • Sullys Hill National Game Preserve will host a program geared for younger children called Preschool Play Day on Tuesday, August 7 from 10-11:30 a.m. The program is designed to enhance children’s awareness and knowledge while they investigate nature and the world through their senses. Children will explore the outdoors by doing an outdoor scavenger hunt, make a bird feeder, and enjoy a dirt cup snack. Preschool Play Day is open for children aged 3 to 6. This program is free of charge and registration is not required. A second program called Exploring Wetlands will take place on Wednesday, August 8 from 10 a.m. to noon. This new program offers an opportunity to get dirty and muddy while exploring the wetlands at Sullys Hill. Participants will discover what a wetland is, catch frogs and invertebrates with dip nets, and learn why wetlands are so important to both wildlife and humans. Sullys Hill Education Specialist, Terri Moser, said “Bring your eyes, nose, hands and feet for some serious, hands-on, wetland fun!” Exploring Wetlands is designed for children ages 6 to 12 but parents are also strongly encouraged to participate! A free lunch of hotdog, chips and a drink will be provided to each participant following the program. A hay ride after lunch is a perfect way to learn more about Sullys Hill. Pre-registration is required to help plan for the event. Please call the Visitor Center to register for the Exploring Wetlands Program. These programs are hands on and offer wonderful opportunities to explore the great outdoors right here in the Lake Region. The Sullys Hill Auto Tour is also now open to the public after a nearly two year closure due to flooding. To register for the Exploring Wetlands program or find out more about what Sullys Hill has to offer, contact the Visitor Center at (701) 766-4272. Visit our website at www.sullyshill.org for the most up-to-date-schedule, hours, and visitor information.

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