'Archaeology Day 'on Saturday at park

The George Rogers Clark National Historical Park will hold its second Junior Ranger Day from 1-4 p.m. today with the theme "Archaeology Day."

Those taking part will be able to pretend to be an archaeologist participating in a mock excavation, taking their artifacts to the archaeological lab station to find out how archaeologists catalog them.

Participants can learn about the tools that archaeologists use in the field, as well as soil horizons, stratigraphy, world-famous excavations, and notable archaeologists. Children can also make their own rune stone, leave their handprint on a pictography wall and more. They will also have the opportunity to earn a special Archaeology Junior Ranger badge as well!

This event is the second of four Summer Junior Ranger Days scheduled for the summer. Children participating in the series have the opportunity to earn patches, badges, and T-shirts for completing each separate Junior Ranger Day event. All of these events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Jason Collins at 812-882-1776, Ext. 1207 or via e-mail at Jason_M_Collins@nps.gov.

'Summer Saunter' is Sunday at Ouabache Trails

Local naturalist Terri Talarek King will lead a "casual stroll" on Trail 1 at Ouabache Trails Park, 3500 N. Lower Fort Knox Road, on Sunday beginning at 2 p.m. This “Summer Saunter” will start at the park office and last 1.5-2 hours, depending on the heat index. Those taking part should come reading to explore what is going on in various types of habitats.

The Summer Saunter is part of the Second Sunday Nature Exploration Walk series for 2019, all at Ouabache Trails Park. The walks are free and do not require registration. All ages are welcome, and families encouraged.

For more information about the walks, email leapingfrog55@yahoo.com , or leave a voice message at 812-881-8987.

For more information about Ouabache Trails Park, including a trail map, see www.knoxcountyparks.com, or pick up a brochure at the park office.

Man, Woman of the Year nominations sought

The North Knox Kiwanis Club is now accepting nominations for Man and Woman of the Year for the Bicknell Heritage/Sesquicentennial celebration.

Nomination letters may be sent to P.O. Box 127, Bicknell, IN 47512.

Winners will be announced at the Labor Day Queen contest on Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. at North Knox Primary School. The deadline for nominations is Aug. 14.

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