News Release 234

Explorer Camp July 16 planned at Prairie State Park

Volume 39-234 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., JULY 6, 2011 -- Become a Missouri State Park Explorer by attending Explorer Camp July 16 at Prairie State Park near Mindenmines.

This year's camp is all about animals in the news: mountain lions, black bears and elk. Those attending the camp will learn about these animals that have been in the news in Missouri the last few years by completing activities on all three of these animals.

This four-hour camp, being held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., will meet the requirements needed to earn the Missouri State Park Explorer patch. Those of all ages can earn an Explorer patch by completing projects in any state park or historic site. The program provides a great way to learn about nature and Missouri.

For more information or to register, contact the Missouri Department of Natural Resources at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) or visit