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Dworshak Dam announces Visitor Center Free Movie Day

   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Dworshak Dam Visitor Center staff invites families and children to attend two free sessions of educational wildlife films at the visitor center theater on Saturday, Feb. 20. 

   Show times are 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Dworshak Park Ranger Connie Grant-Howell advises “Getting kids out of the house to see these entertaining wildlife films is a good way to foster natural resource stewardship. The visitor center also has fun displays for kids, including a water safety room where they can play in a boat, create water safety posters and try on life jackets.” 

   Visitor center doors will open at 10:30 a.m.  Seating at each film session is limited to the first 55 guests.  All kids 16 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the movie.

   The movies being shown are, "Habitat and Niche," which highlights the interdependency of wildlife within a habitat area, "Wildlife Mechanics," which details research projects that help improve wildlife management programs and "Bye Bye, Birdie," which captures the migration habits of a variety of bird species common to Idaho.

   To get to the Dworshak Dam Visitor Center, drive five miles west of Orofino, on state Hwy. 7; turn right onto Viewpoint Road and follow visitor center signs for about two miles; the visitor center is adjacent to the north dam abutment, located at North Fork Clearwater River mile two on the north river bank.  The road to and from the visitor center can be challenging and icy during inclement weather, so please drive safely.

   For more information regarding the movies, facilities access or current conditions, call (208) 476-1255, Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.