Cool Creek Campfires

Date(s) - 07/10/2024
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cool Creek Park and Nature Center | 10 Ways to Play and Explore in Nature


Join Hamilton County Parks around the Cool Creek campfire ring for songs, presentations, and marshmallows. Cindy Baney, music educator with Moriah Music, will start the evening off with music. Special speakers will then entertain guests each week with topics about snakes, birds, turtles, and more. Hang out with your family and friends during these special Wednesday evenings. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs or blankets.

Dates: June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10,17, 24, 31
Time: 7:00 pm
Ages: All
Cost: Free
Location: CCP (North side of the park)
Pre-registration: Not Required

June 5 – Nocturnal Animals
Indiana WILD will join Hamilton County Parks for a program all about animals of the night! These highly adaptive nocturnal creatures are as interesting as they are unusual!

June 12 – Birds of Prey
Take Flight Wildlife Education’s Mark Booth will bring several birds of prey to share with the audience. Hawks, owls, and kestrels are just a few of the amazing birds that prey on small animals and examples of what Booth will have for the audience!

June 19 – Indiana Jim: Reptile Experience 
Indiana Jim’s wide assortment of reptiles and amphibians are sure to surprise, teach, fascinate, and intrigue you!

June 26 – Saving Wildlife
Join Rebecca Hamon of Hoosier Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation as she presents information on how to determine if wildlife needs our help, ways to keep us and our animal friends safe, and things to consider when trying to help animals in the wild!

July 3 – All-American Animals
Celebrate our country’s birthday with Coyote Chris of Silly Safaris. Animals that get us excited about our independence will be featured!

July 10 – Hoosier Owls
Take Flight Wildlife Education’s Mark Booth will bring several owls to share with the audience. He will share their amazing adaptions with us and present live birds to help participants appreciate the diversity of owls in our state!

July 17 – Baby it’s Wild Outside! 
Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators will talk with us about the do’s and don’ts of wildlife that you might encounter in your communities. Some of their own rehabilitated animals will be on hand to help  understand when your help is needed and when it is harmful for wildlife… and us!

July 24 – So you Want a Dragon
Indiana WILD will be back talking to the audience about pet ownership… especially for those considering getting a “non-traditional” pet.

July 31 – Dangerous Animals
Amazon John with Silly Safaris is back with some REALLY DANGEROUS ANIMALS! Be sure to make it to this exhilarating show.

Cool Creek Campfires

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