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Aug. 1, 2013

Youth can complete up to eight of the 15 required activities for the WildLifer Challenge during this one day event

PRATT­– For those visiting Clinton State Park Aug. 10, Saturday will be anything but ho-hum. From free park entrance, a fishing derby loaded with tons of prizes to a reptile “show and tell” session that will showcase venomous species, visitors will experience more than just the average “day at the park.”

The first event of the day will be a kids fishing derby at 9 a.m. at Lake Henry, just south of the park office. Prior to lines hitting the water, staff from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism fisheries division will teach youth about fish identification, casting skills, as well as how to properly bait a hook. At the tournament’s close at 11 a.m., prizes will be awarded to the youth anglers who caught the biggest fish caught, the smallest fish, the most fish, as well as several other categories. Poles, bait and goodie bags will be provided.

As evening temperatures cool, visitors can get up-close views of native reptiles during the evening snake and turtle program from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at shelter No.6 in campground No.3.Take-home snake identification booklets will also be given out to those in attendance (while supplies last).

Youth participating in the Kansas Wildscape Foundation’s “WildLifer Challenge,” can complete up to eight of the 15 challenges within the confines of the park. As an added bonus, youth who complete the WildLifer Challenges will be eligible to earn extra prizes. For more information on the WildLifer Challenge, visit kansaswildscape.org.

For more information on the activities being offered, or directions to Clinton State Park, contact the Clinton State Park Office at (785) 842-8562.