Crazy Saturday At Devil’s Lake – Fish, Ski & Stars!
Here’s everything going on at Devil’s Lake State Park this Saturday, February 16th… A lot!
Learn to Cross Country Ski from 10:00 – 11:30 am
Meet at the Nature Center
Want to try cross country skiing, but not sure where to start? We’ll have an instructor from the Nordic Ski Patrol who’ll help you get started by teaching you the basics of the sport. If there’s enough snow, we’ll have a guided ski at Steinke Basin. If there’s not enough snow, or if the snow conditions aren’t so great, we’ll practice the basics around the nature center.
If you don’t own skis, you can rent them from Wildside Adventure Sports in Baraboo, off of Hwy12. Mention you are coming to this class and get a 10% discount off the rental price.
Winter Night Sky – 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Meet near the Rock Elm Shelter (North Shore) Look for the bon fire!
Join the Madison Astronomy Society (MAS) to learn about the night sky. MAS will have several telescopes set up and show you cool features about the moon, point you towards some winter constellations. This is more of an informal program where you can come anytime and the MAS volunteers will help you get to know the winter night sky.
Head to check out the night sky first or check it out after the night hike.
Winter Night Hike – 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meet at the Rock Elm Shelter on the North Shore. (Look for the bon fire.)
It’ll be a great night to go on a winter night hike! The quarter moon will make a perfect setting to hike around the park at night! After we’re done, head over to the telescopes and check out what the night sky has to offer. Dress for the weather and bring a flash light or head lamp. If we have snow, we’ll make this a snowshoe hike and we’ll have a limited number of snowshoes to loan.
Also on Saturday!
Angler Education Certification Workshop. 10 am to 4 pm. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Angler Education Program provides training & certification for adults who wish to offer fishing programs in their schools and communities. Participants receive free materials to help introduce children of ages and grade levels to basic fishing skills and guide adventures in local water resource investigations. This program links one of Wisconsin’s most venerable traditions to academics as well as recreation and leisure, through first-hand explorations of fish and their habitats. All materials are an easy fit for classrooms, camps, scout programs, and after school clubs and many lesson plans support state standards. Come and see what the DNR’s Angler Education Program can do to help you reach and teach students of all ages through hands-on experiences! We will meet in the stone law enforcement building on the North Shore, just east of the visitor center parking lot. The drive for the building is on the left, just before you cross the railroad tracks. Download the registration form,or contact Kim Anderson to register at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-261-6431.