Prospect Park Weekend Activities With the Urban Park Rangers

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Word on the street is we’ll be getting some more snow this weekend, and while it may be the source of some hassle it does tend to turn Prospect Park into a veritable winter wonderland. What better time to join the Urban Park Rangers for a Nature Exploration Hike?

Meet up with the Rangers at the Picnic House this Sunday, February 10, at 1:00 p.m. (all of the snow should already have fallen) to explore and discover the plants and animals that inhabit our urban forest. There’s a good chance you’ll even get to see a red-tailed hawk! The hike is moderate intensity, and it’s recommended you wear comfortable shoes or boots and pack water and a light snack.

If you’re feeling super adventurous, the Urban Park Rangers are also leading a Wilderness Survival Program on Saturday, February 9, at 1:00 p.m. The family-friendly event teaches emergency preparedness in the outdoor setting, offering tips and tricks on building shelter, starting a fire without matches, finding water, and other handy skills if you’re planning on spending any time in the wild. Meet at the Picnic House.

For more information on either event, call (718) 421-2021.

Photo via Prospect Park

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