Assistant Manager – Interpretation & Education
As we celebrate 20 IN 22, we want to challenge our adults who are 50+ to visit each of our 20 Metro Parks this year!
From April to October, Naturalists and Outdoor Adventure team members will offer programs for adults 50+ to join us at various locations. Some of the programs will be high energy, while others offer a more laid-back wildlife wander, and others will feature hitting the water for fun.
Each time guests 50+ join us for a program in this challenge series, they will receive a unique Metro Park sticker, and we want guests to collect them all! And, of course, what’s a challenge without a celebration? Join us at the end of October when we celebrate 20 IN 22 Adults 50+ Challenge with campfires, music and so much more!
Here are a few of the April programs for Adults 50+ that are part of the Challenge:
50+ 20 IN 22: Swamp Things
April 2 at 11AM
Search for fairy shrimp, salamander larvae and more as we use nets to catch creatures of the swamp. For the most enjoyable experience, you will need to be able to sit, kneel or stoop over to use a net from the boardwalk.
Meet at the Nature Center.
50+ 20 IN 22: Blooming Beauties
April 22 at 2PM
We’ll look for bluebells and other spring ephemerals as we hike 1-mile along the three creeks. The Bluebell Trail is considered moderate.
Meet at the Confluence Trails Area at 3860 Bixby Rd.
Look for details on all of our programs in this Challenge on our website here. Just type 50+ in the keyword search.
Earth Day Fun at Metro Parks
This year, Earth Day is on Friday, April 22, but the celebrations will last longer than just one day! Many parks host clean-ups, tree plantings, and park beautification events throughout the month. One such event will have guests planting trees in the Natural Play Area at Sharon Woods Metro Park on April 23 at 10AM.
If you can’t make it to a Metro Park in-person, check out this blog from 2020 with ideas for things you can do at home to celebrate the Earth and take care of our planet all year long.
To learn more about Metro Parks, visit metroparks.net. See you soon at Metro Parks!