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April 2017

Babes in the Woods
Ages 2 & under. Babies and toddlers will see, smell, hear, and touch nature all around them. 
Thursday, April 6, 10:00am-11:00am
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport

Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes 
Join us a fantastical day in the forest! 
Create whimsical homes for our forest friends. From huts to hammocks, let your imagination run wild. Also, meet  fairies and gnomes who live in the forest and learn about the plants and animals they live with! Fun for boys and girls of all ages! 
Saturday, April 8, 11:00am-4:00pm
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport

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

Edible Plant Workshop *
Follow us into the forest to find some tasty foods and learn how to identify several species of edible plants. Ages 12 & up. Space is very limited. 
Sunday, April 23, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport

Intro to Archery*
Participants will learn basic archery skills and shoot targets. Equipment provided. Ages 8-15. 
Saturday, April 29, 9:00am-11:00am
Richard Fleming Park, 7919 W Lakeshore Dr, Shreveport

Wag n’ Walk *
Bring along your four-legged friend for a special guided nature hike! Friendly, leashed dogs and their owners will go on 1.5 mile trail hike to explore the spring forest. 
Saturday, April 29, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport


May 2017

Babes in the Woods
Ages 2 & under. Babies and toddlers will see, smell, hear, and touch nature all around them. 
Thursday, May 4, 10:00am-11:00am
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport

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

Musical Messages *
Join the park naturalist to learn why birds sing and learn to identify some birds by their song. Ages 8 and up.
Saturday, May 13, 10:00am-12:00pm
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport

Plants of the Caddo Indians*
Join a park naturalist to learn about common plants used by the Caddo Indians for food, medicine, and wares. Ages 8 & up.
Saturday, May 13, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport

Senior Day
Seniors bring a bag lunch and enjoy dancing/music, card games, dominoes, horseshoe, fishing and more.
Friday, May 19, 9:30am-12:30pm
Earl G Williamson Park, LA-1, Oil City

Junior Naturalist Workshop: Botany*
Ages 7-12. Kids can complete all six workshops to earn a special reward.
Saturday, May 20, 9:30am-12:00pm
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport

The Nature of Art Mini-Camp*
Children ages 8-12 will slow down and appreciate the beauty of nature and create many works of art with nature as our muse or material. Snack provided, bring lunch. Free, but space is limited. Call (318) 929-2806 to register. 
Camp enrollment packet
Tuesday, May 23 through Thursday, May 25 
9:00am-2:00pm each day
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport    
           
Intermediate Archery*
More archery training for those who have completed our Intro to Archery class. Equipment provided. Ages 8-15. 
Thursday, May 25, 10:00am-12:00pm
Richard Fleming Park, 7919 W Lakeshore Dr, Shreveport


June 2017

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

Explore the Shore
Dragonflies, fairy shrimp, & stoneflies, oh my! Find out which animals live along the lakeshore and what they have to say about water quality! 
Program held at Richard Fleming Park.
Friday, June 2, 10:00am-11:00am
Richard Fleming Park, 7919 W Lakeshore Dr, 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, June 6 & 13, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport  

Intro to Archery*
Participants will learn basic archery skills and shoot targets. Equipment provided. Ages 8-15. 
Program held at Richard Fleming Park.
Friday, June 2, 9:00am-11:00am
Richard Fleming Park, 7919 W Lakeshore Dr, Shreveport  

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

Spider Web Wonders Hike*
Hike with a naturalist to discover the wonders and beauty of spider webs. Ages 5 & up.
Friday, June 9, 10:00am-11:30am
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport  

Pollinator-Palooza
All ages. Free! 
Saturday, June 18, 10:00am-12:00pm
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport  

Nature of  Art Camp*
Children will appreciate the beauty of nature and create many works of art with nature as our muse or material. Snack provided, bring lunch. $125 per camper. Space limited. Ages 8-12. Space is limited. Call (318) 929-2806 to register.
Camp enrollment packet.
Monday-Friday, June 12-16, 9:00am-4:00pm each day.
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport

Hooked On Fishing
Annual fishing tournament and fishing education event for children 17 & under. 
Program highlights include casting, boating safety, fish identification, environmental education, and pier fishing. Prizes and awards for all tournament winners. 
Saturday, June 24, 
Earl G Williamson Park, LA-1, Oil City


July 2017

Babes in the Woods
Ages 2 & under. Babies and toddlers will see, smell, hear, and touch nature all around them. 
Thursday, July 6, 10:00am-11:00am
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport  

Kids Nature Photography Workshop*
Kids ages 6 & up will get out in nature, get creative, and learn some tips on getting great photos. Cameras supplied or BYO.
Friday, July 8, 9:00am-12:00pm
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport  

Junior Naturalist Workshop: Mammalogy*
Ages 7-12. Kids can complete all six workshops to earn a special reward.
Saturday, July 15, 9:00am-12:00pm
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport  

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

Snakes of  Louisiana*
Join us to learn how to id native snakes, both venomous and non-venomous, and meet live snakes! All ages.
Saturday, July 22, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport  

August 2017

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

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

Edible Plant Workshop *
Follow us into the forest to find some tasty foods and learn how to identify and prepare several species of edible plants. Ages 12 & up. 
Sunday, August 13, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport  




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