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Join Ranger David Halpern at Lime Kiln Point State Park for art and science in the park. From 2-4 p.m., every Tuesday, starting July 10 through Aug. 28, Halpern will lead a conversation and related art project. The emphasis will be on hands-on fun for children and adults of all ages. Halpern was a professional cartoonist for 25 years before becoming a ranger and he has taught as a guest artist in the San Juan schools. Meet in front of the Lime Kiln Interpretive Center. Groups may be limited to 12-15.
Upcoming projects include learning about:
• Spiders and building a huge spider web out of sticks and twine. It’s estimated that there are up to 1 million spiders per acre of land on earth.
• How to make a compass using a needle and cork, or making one by just sticking a twig in the ground. Then use your compass to explore the park.
• Wood grain, growth patterns and the importance of bark to understand why some wood is easy to split for firewood and some almost impossible. You can even try splitting different types of wood.
• The basics of cartography, making a map of part of the park and then using Halpern’s map to locate treasure.
• Fish and then paint fish cutouts that will be installed in the park’s “fish tank” outhouse on Stuart Island.
• Eagles and making a replica of an eagle nest on a bluff in the park. Take your picture sitting in the nest when we’re done building it. The largest eagles’ nest found is about 9 feet.
For more information, email David.Halpern@parks.wa.gov or call 360-378-2044.