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September 2016

Babes in the Woods
Ages 2 & under. Babies and toddlers will see, smell, hear, and touch nature all around them. 
Thursday, September 1, 10:00am-11:00am
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport

Nature Storytime:  Bears on the Bayou
Ages 5 & under. Stories, songs, crafts,games and nature exploration.
Thursday, September 8, 10:00am-11:00am
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport

Junior Naturalist Workshop: Entomology
Ages 7-12. Kids can complete all six workshops to earn a special reward. Pre-register, space limited.
Saturday, September 17, 9:00am-12:00pm
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport

Walking for a Better Life
You are invited out for a morning of walking. Let's get up and moving towards a better and healthier life. Bring your music, water, pedometer and let's walk. 
Saturday, September 17, 9:00am-10:30am
Pinchback Park, 7903 Jefferson Paige Road, Shreveport

Volunteer Naturalist Training
The park needs people to join its volunteer naturalist program to assist with nature education and special events.  Includes overview of park and programs, behind the scenes tour, & animal handling training. Must attend both sessions. Ages 18 & up. 
Tuesdays, September 20 & 27, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport



October 2016

Intro to Archery
Participants will learn basic archery skills and shoot targets. Equipment provided. Ages 8-16. Pre-register, space limited. 
Saturday, October 1, 10:00am-12:00pm
Richard Fleming Park, 7919 W Lakeshore Dr, Shreveport

Babes in the Woods
Ages 2 & under. Babies and toddlers will see, smell, hear, and touch nature all around them. 
Thursday, October 6, 10:00am-11:00am
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport
 
Musical Messages 
Join a park naturalist to learn why birds sing and learn to identify some birds by their song. Enjoy games, a hike, and a presentation. Ages 8 & up. Pre-register, space limited.                  
Saturday, October 8, 10:00am-12:00pm
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport

Girls Rock Softball Camp
Giving local and surrounding girls an opportunity to come out and learn various skills in Slow and Fast Pitch Softball. This one day camp will offer techniques to improve your game. 
"Softball: It's a Girls Game"
Saturday, October 8, 9:00am-12:00pm
Keithville Community Park, 12201 Mansfield Road, Keithville

Nature Storytime: Owls All Around 
Ages 5 & under. Stories, songs, crafts, games and nature exploration.
Thursday, October 13, 10:00am-11:00am
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport

Bird Banding Demonstration
Dr. Ingold from LSUS will be conducting bird banding research here at the nature park. All ages. Drop by anytime during the event.  
Saturday, October 22, 9:00am-11:00am
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport

Bugs, Bats, & Bones
Join us for the 6th Annual Bugs, Bats, & Bones at Walter B Jacobs Memorial Nature Park. All ages will enjoy this evening of free, family-friendly fun! Activities will include guided night-hikes, insect displays and collecting, art and crafts, trivia games, bug bingo, naturalist presentations, and if you’re brave enough taste a treat from Café Insecta! Good to Geaux Food Truck will be on site. Shuttle service to overflow parking available. 
Saturday, October 29th,  5:00pm-9:00pm
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport


November 2016

Babes in the Woods
Ages 2 & under. Babies & toddlers will see, smell, hear, and touch nature all around them. 
Thursday, November 3, 10:00am-11:00am
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport

Art in the Park
Wildlife and nature art show and sale, live demonstrations, free hands-on art activities for all ages.  
Contact Stacy Gray at is you are interested in being a featured artist.
Saturday, November 5, 10:00am-2:00pm
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport

Nature Storytime: Falling for Fall
Ages 5 & under. Stories, songs, crafts, games and nature exploration.
Thursday, November 10, 10:00am-11:00am
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport

Archaeology Day
Learn all about archaeology!  Enjoy artifact exhibits, hands-on activities, crafts, flintknapping demo, meet an archaeologist, and more! 
Saturday, November 12, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport

Junior Naturalist Workshop: Ecology
Ages 7-12. Kids can complete all six workshops to earn a special reward. Pre-register, space limited.
Saturday, November 19, 9:00am-12:00pm
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport



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