Virtual Programs Bring State Parks To Your Home

State park staff members are bringing the outdoors to your indoors!

(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Wildflower walks, nature talks, live captive animal feedings, history programs, craft tutorials, pre-school programs, property tours, and more are now available right in your home!

While many employees are working from home, state park interpretive naturalists are joining the online workforce. 

These staff members are bringing the outdoors to your indoors!

While at-home “park visitors” are unable to enjoy the outdoor park features, they are now able to enjoy virtual hikes, presentations, and live streaming programs from their homes.

“People’s day-to-day activities have changed, slowed, or stopped altogether because of COVID-19, but nature keeps on moving,” said Ginger Murphy, deputy director for stewardship for Indiana State Parks. “Our interpretive naturalists are dedicated to sharing the outdoors, virtually, to keep Hoosiers engaged and uplifted.”

Program length ranges from five to 50 minutes.

Upcoming virtual programs can be found by searching "Virtual" at calendar.dnr.IN.gov, or visit stateparks.IN.gov and click next to the turtle photo on “Find a Virtual Program.”

All state parks virtual programs are listed together at stateparks.IN.gov/10352.htm.

Past virtual programs can be found by searching #VirtualINStatePark on Facebook. 

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