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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JULY 11, 2022 – Join team members at Washington State Park for a day featuring different the different and fascinating aspects of water, on Saturday, July 16. The schedule of events features: 

  • Petroglyph Tour – 2 p.m. at petroglyph site. Join interpretive team members as they explain how the park’s history was carved in stone. Learn about the Mississippian-era carvings, the culture and community who created them, as well as possible interpretations. Enjoy a short walk on a covered walkway with interpretive panels highlighting the cultural features. See the amazing petroglyphs left behind.
  • Incredible Journey Water Cycle Game – 4 p.m. at the swimming pool. Experience the journey of a water molecule as it moves through the water cycle in this interactive game. Stations represent places water is stored: oceans, clouds, plants and soil. Roll the dice at each station to determine the next step in your journey and keep track of all the places you’ve been by collecting a colored bead at each station. This game provides a way to experience the many dimensions of how water moves.
  • Stream Bubble – 7 p.m. at the campground amphitheater. Crawl through an inflatable replica of a Missouri stream as park team members provide a guided tour and discuss the native wildlife found there. Learn about fish, salamanders, turtles and other inhabitants of Missouri streams.

Washington State Park is located at 13041 State Highway 104 in De Soto. For more information, call 636-586-5768.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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