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Mahoney State Park

28500 W Park Hwy, Ashland, NE 68003

Repeats every week every Wednesday 4 times.
November 6, 2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pmNovember 9, 2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pmNovember 16, 2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pmNovember 23, 2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

From the late stone age to hunting bison on the plains, the Atlatl is a spear-throwing device that has endured. We’ll meet by the Bur Oak Shelter and take aim at some targets to find out if we could have survived abison hunters back in the day. Look for our orange “Nature Program” flag near the shelter. Tuesday & Wednesday, November 22nd & 23rd The Venture Park Education Team will share some of the animals that we are thankful for throughout the Schramm Education Center on these special days. Whether it’s a Whitetail Deer or an itty-bitty Bumble Bee, animals of all kinds contribute to the ecosystem in ways that we can all appreciate. Warning: Atlatls are not to be confused with Axolotls. Atlatl: A spear thrown using an arm-extending device that uses stored energy to increase the distance of the throw. Axolotl: A type of salamander, native to Mexico and critically endangered in the wild, that reaches adulthood without undergoing metamorphosis. They live to be about 15 years old and eat small fish and aquatic invertebrates.