Friends of Peninsula State Park Inc. is an organization dedicated to making a meaningful contribution toward the preservation and goals of Peninsula State Park.  The Friends believe Peninsula State Park contains a unique, spectacular wilderness and shoreline, worthy of any assistance they can provide.  The Friends of Peninsula State Park provide volunteer services and financial support for the interpretive, educational, recreational and visitor service programs at Peninsula State Park.

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Charlie and Don are back for a campfire Monday night! Outdoor cooking on Thursday, too.

Friday August 15 Morning Hike 9-10:30 AM. Meet at Eagle Tower. Join the park naturalist on a 2 mile, moderate hike across Sentinel Trail. Use pocket guides to identify Peninsula trees and other plants along the way.

Saturday August 16 Animal Tracks and Signs 10 – 11 AM. Nature Center. Join the naturalist for a woods walk looking for signs of wildlife. Learn to identify at least three different animal tracks. Then make a plaster cast of an animal track to keep. Paint a track banner for your camp site, too! Art projects will be open until 12 Noon, or while supplies last.

Monday August 18 Tree Detectives 2 – 2:45 PM. Nature Center. Enjoy a short, naturalist-led walk around the Nature Center. Identify at least five Peninsula tree species and learn how the park’s forest may be changing. Campfire with Charlie and Don! 8 – 9 PM. Nature Center. Foot-stompin’ songs and Native American tales are featured at this family style campfire. Rain? We’ll gather inside.

Tuesday August 19 Wild About Wolves 11-11:45 AM. Nature Center. Enjoy a wolf legend, learn how wolves communicate in the wild, and create wolf origami to keep. See “stuffed” wolf 249F and discover why she is displayed in Peninsula’s Nature Center.

Wednesday August 20 What’s New at Peninsula? 9 – 9:45 AM. Meet at Nicolet Beach Shelter. Enjoy an informal talk with the park naturalist. Discover how foresters are working to keep Peninsula’s woods healthy, identify new beach plantings, and learn a little history about Horseshoe Island, too. Flowers in the Meadow 11 AM – 12 Noon. Nature Center. See the difference between at least three flower families on an easy walk in Peninsula’s butterfly meadow. Learn to use a hand lens. Discover facts and folklore about different blooms. Then create a flower fairy or leaf warrior to keep. Art project suitable for kids of all ages.

Thursday August 21 Healthy Outdoor Cooking Stop by the Nature Center from 10 AM – 12 Noon to see a demonstration of camp cooking techniques, and to sample the goods. Try using a pudgy pie iron and a buddy burner. Recipes will include a healthy twist on old favorites.
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