July 07, 2016

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Prairie State Park’s Explorer Day Camp July 23

Visitors are invited to Prairie State Park’s Explorer Day Camp on July 23. This day camp will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Regal Tallgrass Prairie Nature Center in Prairie State Park located near Mindenmines.

This day camp will allow guests the chance to learn about the history of the menu of the Osage Indians and pioneers. Participants should be prepared to prepare, cook and try a variety of different food items from years past.

Participants will be awarded the Missouri State Park Explorer Patch upon completion of the day’s activities. Pre-registration is required by July 9.

The Explorer Program is a statewide program Missouri State Parks introduced to give kids of all ages the chance to enjoy all the state parks have to offer. 

Prairie State Park is located at 128 NW 150th Lane, Mindenmines. For more information about the event or to preregister call 417-843-6711.  Missouri State Parks is supported by the one-tenth of one-percent Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax, which accounts for approximately 75 percent of the budget to repair, improve and maintain state parks and historic sites. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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