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Roleplay as Animal Families During Marr Park’s Halloween Hike: Babes in the Woods

Posted: Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 6:20 am
Author: KCII News - Sam McIntosh

Parenting is no walk in the park, but Washington County Conservation will be teaching parents and children about the different parenting strategies animals have during this year’s Halloween Hike.

This not-so-scary Halloween event in Marr Park is titled Babes in the Woods. Families will learn about animal babies and their care, and get to roleplay as different animals raising their young and keeping them safe. Naturalist Pam Holz mentions the variety of animals they will discuss, “I will be focusing specifically on turtles that have no parental care, as well as baby birds and a lot of them require a lot of care. And also bats, which a lot of them raise their young in colonies. So there’s 100 babies all in one cave and you’ve got to figure out which one’s yours.”

The trail around Marr Park will be lit with luminaries and trail guides for those who want to enter anytime between 6:45-8:30 p.m. Activities will conclude at the Conservation Education Center with crafts, refreshments, and live animals to check out, as well. The Babes in the Woods Halloween Hike is Saturday (10/21) in Marr Park in Ainsworth.