Little Wings on the Prairies Butterfly Festival - Activity Bag Pickup
Visitors will take home a butterfly festival backpack for each child present that include a variety of activity sheets, crafts and toys to help educate about pollinators, from bug jars to butterfly houses. In addition, each family group will receive a garden kit, which includes a packet of perennial seeds, booklets on starting your own butterfly garden, how to build a solitary bee nest, and a self-guided tour brochure of the Oahe Butterfly Garden. There will be some social distancing-friendly activities that families can take part in that morning at the park, including photo opportunities, interpretive signs and self-exploration. Children are encouraged to dress up in outfits to honor their favorite pollinator for the virtual pollinator parade on Oahe Downstream’s Facebook page. A few volunteers will be available to answer questions, and guests can visit the garden while maintaining appropriate distance from others. Families are encouraged to find their own space and use some of the supplies in the backpack to celebrate pollinators. Bringing crayons from home is recommended. The backpacks and garden kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. There is no charge for the materials, but all vehicles entering the park to participate must have a park entrance license. To limit interaction, visitors are advised to purchase their annual or daily license online at www.CampSD.com before their arrival. Learn more on Oahe Downstream’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/OaheDownstreamRecreationArea.