FRUITA, CO - Summer is winding down, but James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park's interpretive programs are still exciting and entertaining. If you are looking for some family activities, look no further than your local state park. Join us every Friday evening at 8 p.m. at the Fruita Section to discover the natural world that surrounds our park and the Colorado River. Can't make it out Friday nights? Then join us every Saturday evening at 8 p.m. at Island Acres. All programs are free and open to the general public, but a $7 daily vehicle pass or $70 annual pass is required to enter the park.
For more information call the Fruita office at 970-858-9188 or the Island Acres office at 970-464-0548. Also, check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/jamesmrobbcoloradoriverstatepark
for changes or updates. The August program line-up:
Friday, Aug. 3 and Saturday, Aug. 4
Species Survival Guest Speaker - Fruita Section (Friday) & Island Acres (Saturday) - 8 p.m. - Join us as we welcome Janet Gardner of the Grand Valley Zoological Quest as she talks about survival among species and how non native animals can influence the survival of native animals.
Friday, Aug. 10
Gorillas in the Park?- Fruita Section - 8 p.m. - Join us as we welcome Allen Farmer with the Grand Valley Zoological Quest as he brings an exotic talk into the park. Even though you will never see gorillas in the park come learn about them and what makes them so fascinating.
Saturday, Aug. 11
Cowboy Poetry - Island Acres - 8 p.m. - Join our very own Duain as he plays the guitar and sings some cowboy poetry songs for a relaxing evening by the pond.
Friday, Aug. 17 and Saturday, Aug. 18
"I think, therefore I bee: honey bees and pollination" Guest speaker - Fruita Section (Friday) & Island Acres (Saturday) - 8 p.m. - Join us as we welcome Gary McCallister of the Western Colorado Bee Keeper's Association as he talks about the importance of bees and the pollination of plants.
Friday, Aug. 24 & Saturday, Aug. 25
Owls - Fruita Section (Friday) & Island Acres (Saturday) - 8 p.m. - Ever wonder why owls hunt at night? Join us as we discover the adaptations that allow owls to capture prey at night without being detected. And if you're up for it, dissect a real owl pellet!
Friday, Aug. 31 & Saturday, Sept. 1
Butterflies - Fruita Section (Friday) & Island Acres (Saturday) - 8 p.m. - Discover the life of our local butterflies and learn the difference between butterflies and moths
Colorado Parks and Wildlife was created by the merger of Colorado State Parks and the Colorado Division of Wildlife, two nationally recognized leaders in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado's wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs. To learn more about Colorado's state parks, please see:http://parks.state.co.us
. To learn more about Colorado's wildlife programs, please see: http://wildlife.state.co.us