BENTON – After two years of limited public programming due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake is excited to kick off Rend Lake’s 50th Anniversary with the Small World Program series beginning Jan. 18. These programs will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at the Rend Lake Visitor Center.
Rend Lake Park Rangers have created new and exciting programs to get children engaged in topics ranging from animals to gardening to experimenting with slime in a “Grossology” program. The 2022 Small World Programs are as follows:
Small World Programs
January 18 – Wildly Warm for Winter
February 15 – Groundhog’s Shadows
March 15 – Who Goes There?
April 19 – April Showers Bring May Flowers
May 17 – Sounds of Spring
June 21 – Water Fun in the Sun
July 19 – Grossology
August 16 – Be a Bird for a Day
September 20 – Move like a Monarch
October 18 – Creepy Crawly Critters
October 28 – Trick-or-Treat the Visitor Center
November 15 – It’s Turkey Time
December 20 – Let’s Celebrate Christmas.
Small World Programs are designed for younger children to learn and experience all things nature related. Though mainly for children 5 years of age and younger, all ages are welcome! As always, these programs are free and open to the public.
For more information regarding Small World Programs, please contact the Rend Lake Project Office by phone at 618-724-2493. For event information and updates, follow us on Facebook @ Rend Lake Project Office/Visitor Center.