Nature Park Program Brings Campus and Community Together

Nature Park Program Brings Campus and Community Together

April 14, 2010

Take Flight BG Apr2010.jpgApril 14, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — A program presented by the DePauw University Nature Park, "Take Flight uses live animals, natural artifacts and theatrical techniques to help bring the wonders of nature to life." Today's Banner-Graphic includes a story on Saturday's event, which brought members of the DePauw and local communities together for a presentation by Mark Loring Booth, director of Take Flight, who provided an informative session on birds of prey and brought along specimens to illustrate his points. (at left: Booth with his red-tailed hawk, Jack)

"The show lasted about an hour and a half and filled the amphitheater at the park," writes Maribeth Ward.

"This program is part of the University's outreach to the community," Doug Cox, director of the Nature Park, tells the newspaper. "We want people to spend time in the Nature Park and take advantage of any of the programs presented."

You'll find the complete story at the Banner-Graphic's Web site.

Announced in September 2003 and dedicated a year later, the DePauw University Nature Park covers 520 acres just west of the main campus. Its features include seven trails, a campground and canoe launch, an outdoor amphitheatre, researchquarry view nature park.jpg areas, the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics, the Bartlett Reflection Center, the Ian and Mimi Rolland Welcome and Activities Center and the Manning Environmental Field Station. The Prindle Institute and Bartlett Reflection Center both received LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

The DePauw Nature Park is open to the public from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. Camping is permitted only in designated areas and with authorization. For more information, visit the  Nature Park online by clicking here.