weather event

is scheduled

   Hold onto your hats because on Aug. 27-28 at the Central Park Nature Center, we are going to be exploring extreme weather.

   Learn how extreme weather forms, different types of extreme weather, and even get the chance to create a tornado in a bottle. This is a come-and-go event, Saturday and Sunday, from 1 to 5 p.m.

   For more information or to learn about other upcoming events visit the Jones County Conservation Board website at


Learn to tag

monarchs at

park event

   Bring your family to volunteer as you become citizen scientists for a day!

   Attend one or all of the Monarch tagging events at Central Park on Wednesday, Aug. 31 from 1 to 5 p.m. and select days in September to help net and tag migrating monarch butterflies. In September, family monarch tagging days will be Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4, from 1 to 5 p.m.; and Wednesdays, Sept. 7, 14 and 21, from 1 to 5 p.m.

   Check in at the Central Park Nature Center Lower Level to receive instructions and loaner tagging equipment before heading out to net live monarch butterflies.

   Come learn about the magnificent monarch migration and find out why scientists and citizen volunteers across North America are tagging monarchs. Educational brochures and fun activity sheets will be available for you to take home. Want to learn about monarchs before you arrive? Visit our website virtual programs page for links, educational videos, and fun quizzes.

   For more information on upcoming programs or virtual program links, check out the Jones County Conservation website at



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