Learn about the sun and the moon Saturday, Aug. 19, at Washington State Park. The event will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Planned activities include the following:
Petroglyph Tour – 2 p.m. at the petroglyph site. Park team members will offer a tour of the petroglyphs, the park’s history carved in stone! Learn about the Mississippian-era carvings, the culture and community who created them, and possible interpretations. Enjoy a short walk on a covered walkway with interpretive panels highlighting the cultural features.
Phases of the Moon – 4 p.m. at the pool. Bring your children to learn about the phases of the moon and create a craft illustrating each phase.
The Sun’s Importance to Earth – 7 p.m. at the campground amphitheater. Join park team members for an interactive program about some of the beautiful things the sun is responsible for in our ecosystem. Watch as they demonstrate how a solar eclipse works and listen for important information about an upcoming eclipse.
Washington State Park is located at 13041 State Highway 104 in De Soto. For more information, contact the park at 636-586-5768.
For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.