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Corps’ Dewey Short Visitor Center Announces March Programs and Events

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6+March 2, 2018

Leah Deeds, 501-340-1933

Leah.c.deeds2@usace.army.mil

Corps’ Dewey Short Visitor Center Announces March Programs and Events

BRANSON, Mo. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dewey Short Visitor Center at Table Rock Lake is now open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A self-guided children’s activity area is available when the visitor center is open.

In addition, several park ranger led programs are planned for the month of March. All programs begin at the visitor center, are free, open to the public, and no registration is required.

Feeling the luck of the Irish? Then join us for a four-leaf clover hunt which will take place on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17 at 1 p.m.Have you ever found a four-leaf clover? Join a ranger to learn why the four-leaf clover occurs and go on a clover hunt. It may be your lucky day.

What’s in the water will be held March 4, 11, 18 and 25. Our streams and lakes are filled with all types of organisms. Join our park rangers at the water’s edge as we take water samples and learn about our aquatic friends. We will be bringing the water samples back into our lab to put them under a microscope for a closer look.

Table Rock Dam talk will be offered at 1 p.m. on Fridays, March 9 and 16. Have you seen the movie but have more questions? Then join us for a talk about the building and operating of Table Rock Dam and find the answers to those elusive questions. This program will last 30-45 minutes and is appropriate for all ages.

Bundle up for a spring hike at 11 a.m. on March 10, 17, 20, 24, 27 and 31 to learn more about what local wildlife and plants are on the Lakeshore Trail. The trail has an asphalt surface and follows the lake’s shoreline. Difficulty is easy and we will be walking about one-half to1 total mile (varies by audience). Meet at the lakeshore trailhead. This ranger-led walk lasts 30-40 minutes and is appropriate for all ages.

Visit with a park ranger at the overlook beginning at 10 a.m. on March 8, 15, 22 and 29.  The ranger will be available to answer questions and point out features of the dam and powerhouse. Visitors can come and go. Meet at the overlook off Highway 165.  Just across the highway/dam from Dewey Short Visitor Center.  The ranger will be on-site for 30 minutes and this is appropriate for all ages.

An energy carnival will be held from 1-3 p.m. March 23 at Dewey Short Visitor Center.  Form a team and challenge others at games to learn about energy, where it comes from and how to conserve it.

Some programs may be cancelled because of weather. For more information or to verify that a program has not been cancelled, please contact the visitor center at 501-340-1943.

March 4 at 2 p.m. What’s in the Water? Hands-on experience including shoreline sampling and lab study.
March 6 at 1 p.m. Wild Things in the Ozarks Learn more about the mammals, birds, snakes, and insects found in the wild Ozarks.
March 7 at 2 p.m. Ozark Trails Find out about hiking trails available in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas.
March 8 at 10 a.m. Ranger at the Overlook* A ranger will be available to answer questions and point out features of the dam & powerhouse.
March 9 at 1 p.m. Table Rock Dam Talk Have questions about the dam or how something works?  Get answers to those elusive questions.
March 10 at 11 a.m. Spring Hike** Take a walk on the Lakeshore Trail to about plants, animals, insects, birds, and ecology.
March 11 at 2 p.m. What’s in the Water? Hands-on experience including shoreline water sampling and lab study.
March 12 from 2-3 p.m. Trivia Board Game Test your nature knowledge in a human-sized board game.
March 14 at 2 p.m. Ozark Trails Find out about hiking trails available in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas.
March 15 at 10 a.m. Ranger at the Overlook* A ranger will be available to answer questions and point out features of the dam & powerhouse.
March 16 at 1 p.m. Table Rock Dam Talk Take a walk on the Lakeshore Trail to about plants, animals, insects, birds, and ecology.
March 17 at 11 a.m. Spring Hike** Take a walk on the Lakeshore Trail to about plants, animals, insects, birds, and ecology.
March 17 at 1 p.m. 4-Leaf Clover Hunt Learn about why four-leaf clovers occur and go on a hunt to find one for yourself.
March 18 at 2 p.m. What’s in the Water? Hands-on experience including shoreline water sampling and lab study.
March 19 from 2-3 p.m. Trivia Board Game Test your nature knowledge in a human-sized board game.
March 20 at 11 a.m. Spring Hike** Take a walk on the Lakeshore Trail to about plants, animals, insects, birds, and ecology.
March 21 at 2 p.m. Ozark Trails Find out about hiking trails available in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas.
March 22 at 10 a.m. Ranger at the Overlook* A ranger will be available to answer questions and point out features of the dam & powerhouse.
March 23 from 1-3 p.m. Energy Carnival Enjoy games while learning about energy, where it comes from and how to conserve it.
March 24 at 11 a.m. Spring Hike** Take a walk on the Lakeshore Trail to about plants, animals, insects, birds, and ecology.
March 25 at 2 p.m. What’s in the Water? Hands-on experience including shoreline water sampling and lab study.
March 27 at 11 a.m. Spring Hike** Take a walk on the Lakeshore Trail to about plants, animals, insects, birds, and ecology.
March 29 at 10 a.m. Ranger at the Overlook* A ranger will be available to answer questions and point out features of the dam & powerhouse.
March 31 at 11 a.m. Spring Hike** Take a walk on the Lakeshore Trail to about plants, animals, insects, birds, and ecology.

* Ranger at the Overlook will be held at the dam overlook off Hwy 165, just across the highway/dam from Dewey Short Visitor Center.

** The Spring Hikes will meet at the Lakeshore Trailhead across the parking lot from Dewey Short Visitor Center.

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