Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 10 am - 2 pm
Hike starting at 10 am; beach time ending any time you like
Liberty Lake Regional Park
3707 S. Zephyr Road
Liberty Lake, WA 99019
We will take a hike first, then cool off and play at the beach. The hike can be as long or short as you want. There is a 7 mile loop trail but you can also just do an out-and-back hike. One of the largest county parks in the State of Washington, Liberty Lake Regional Park boasts nearly 3,000 acres of wetlands, lakeshore, montane forest, and irrigated turf. The park provides a designated swimming beach, 200 parking spaces, play equipment, shelters, a BBQ area, campground and seven miles of trail.
We'll begin the hike with a "Scat & Snacks" animal signs activity. In a zoo, there are signs that tell you what animal to look for, such as “Moose.” But in their natural habitat, animals don't stand next to a sign that labels them. However they do leave us clues as to who was there, in the form of scat. Come learn to identify some Liberty Lake inhabitants by their scat. Just like a naturalist, look for real scat and tracks on our hike. We will give each scientist-in-training marshmallows, jelly beans and other foods, which have the same size and shape as some animal scat.