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September 2017

Babes in the Woods
Ages 2 & under. Babies and toddlers will see, smell, hear, and touch nature all around them. 
Thursday, September 7, 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. Space limited. 
Saturday, September 9, 9:30am-12:00pm
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 8-16. Pre-register, space limited. 
Saturday, September 9, 10:00am-12:00pm
Richard Fleming Park, 7919 W Lakeshore Dr, Shreveport

Nature Storytime:  Noctural Animals 
Ages 5 & under. Stories, songs, crafts, 
games and nature exploration.
Thursday, September 14, 10:00am-11:00am
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport 

Fitness in the Park
Join us for Fitness in the Park with Tarrant Graham from TNT Body Camp. Free to the public.  To register please contact Mary Murphy at , 318-220-6284 or 318-212-0221.
Saturday, September 16, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Keithville Community Park, 2201 Mansfield Rd, Keithville

Date Night in the Park
Join us for Date Night in the Park. Enoy live jazz, swing lessons, and a movie.  Bring your chairs, blanket, and food if you would like and enjoy an evening out.  Must be 21 and over.  Free to the public.  For more information please contact Mary Murphy at , 318-220-6284 or 318-212-0221.
September 22, 6:00 pm – 10:30pm
Pinchback Park, 7903 Jefferson Paige Road, Shreveport

Fungus Among Us
Join us to discover the role of fungi in forest and learn to ID several types of mushrooms through a presentation and hike. 
Saturday, September 30, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport 

October 2017

Babes in the Woods
Ages 2 & under. Babies and toddlers will see, smell, hear, and touch nature all around them. 
Thursday, October 5, 10:00am-11:00am
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport 
 
Intro to Falconry
Join Senior Park Naturalist and seasoned Falconer Rusty Scarborough for an informative presentation on the sport of falconry and meet some live trained hunting birds. Ages 8 & up.
Saturday, October 7, 9:00am-12:00pm
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport 

Alien Invaders: A Sliver Lining 
An alternative narrative of invasive plant and animal species, and their human related uses and roles in ecosystems. Enjoy a presentation and hike to meet some invasive species. 
Sunday, October 8, 1:00am-3:00pm
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport 

Nature Storytime: Owls All Around 
Ages 5 & under. Stories, songs, crafts, games and nature exploration.
Thursday, October 12, 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.     Saturday, October 14, 10:00am-12:00pm
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport 

Bugs, Bats, & Bones
Free, non-scary fun for all ages. Meet and learn about all kinds of creepy creatures like snakes, bugs, spiders, bats, and vultures! 
Enjoy crafts, games, night hikes and more.    
Saturday, October 28, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport 



November 2017

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

Art In The Park
Annual nature and wildlife art show and sale. Visit with local artists who use nature as their subject or medium. Live demonstrations and hands-on art activities for all ages. 
Saturday, November 4, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport 

Line Dance In the Park
Join us for Line Dance in the Park. Free to the public. For more information please contact Mary Murphy at , 318-220-6284 or 318-212-0221.
November 4, 6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
Pinchback Park 7903 Jefferson Paige Rd, Shreveport

Nature Storytime: Falling for Fall
Ages 5 & under. Stories, songs, crafts, games and nature exploration.
Thursday, November 9, 10:00am-11:00am
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport 

Archaeology Day
Discover how archaeologists dig up the past! Meet local and regional archaeologists, see their tools, and learn about how they work and what they find. Lots of exhibits, artifacts, and activities for kids and adults. 
Saturday, November 11, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Thursday, November 9, 10:00am-11:00am
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport 

Movie in the Park: American Eagle
Meet a live Bald Eagle and enjoy the  PBS documentary American Eagle on the outdoor movie screen. Bring a chair.
Saturday, November 11, 5:00pm-6:30pm
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.
Saturday, November 18, 9:30am-12:00pm
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport 




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