JUNE 24, 2010

Summer interpretive programs at Dworshak

   The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to attend a variety of ranger and guest speaker interpretive programs throughout the summer, Dworshak Dam and Reservoir staff recently announced. 

   The following programs are scheduled:

   Saturday, June 26, starting at 7 p.m.— water safety cartoons for children, including a sequence of “Bobber the Water Safety Dog” cartoons produced by the Corps of Engineers, and Disney’s “Wild About Safety with Timon and Pumbaa: Safety Smart in the Water!” at the Dent Acres Campground group shelter.

   Saturday, July 3, starting at 11:30 a.m. — a Nimiipuu (Nez Perce people) cultural program about traditional fishing, hosted at Dworshak Dam Visitor Center.   

   Tuesday, July 13, 3-6 p.m. — “Let’s Make Electricity!” and create a hexaflexagon (child-oriented activity) at Orofino City Park Farmer’s Market.

   Friday, July 16, 3-4:30 p.m. — “Man Overboard!” water rescue, one of five child-oriented water safety education stations, hosted by the Clearwater Memorial Public Library, located in Orofino, Idaho.

   Saturday, July 17, starting at 11:30 a.m. — Mike Tylznski will demonstrate the Native American ancient art of flint knapping by creating historically accurate stone knives, tools and blades, hosted at Dworshak Dam Visitor Center.

   Tuesday, August 10, 3-6 p.m. — “What’s in This Rock?” is a child-oriented program about rocks and minerals, taking place at Orofino City Park Farmer’s Market. 

   Saturday, August 21, starting at 7 p.m. — “The Mastermind Dam Builders,” a natural history program about the dam building expertise of beavers, hosted at Dent Acres Campground group shelter. 

   For more information about programs, facilities access, recreation information or historic films available at Dworshak Dam Visitor Center, call (208) 476-1255, or stop by the center, which is open seven days a week through Labor Day weekend from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.