McCloud Nature Park will be hosting a free program featuring the geologic history of Indiana on Saturday, July 28 at 2 p.m.
Participants will learn from a park naturalist about such things as Paleozoic fossils, Cenozoic glacial evidence and everything in between. Children will learn about the earth, rocks and landforms that have characterized the landscape from millions of years ago to the present day.
The one-hour program is designed for all ages.
McCloud will also be hosting a free evening program on astronomy at 8:30 p.m.
Expert sky watchers from The Indiana Astronomical Society will partner with Hendricks County Parks and Recreation naturalists at McCloud Nature Park for its monthly astronomy program.
The program will provide emphasis on actual observing, helping beginners find their way around the night sky by learning how a telescope works and how to recognize planets, constellations, galaxies and nebulae of all kinds.
Focusing on the basics of astronomy, this event will begin with an outdoor informational session lasting about 30 minutes, followed by night sky viewing through a limited number of binoculars and telescopes provided or you can bring your own.
Astronomy programs are dependent upon clear skies and will be canceled if bad weather is forecast. Call the McCloud Nature Center at 676-5437 before 5 p.m. Saturday if cloudy skies are evident.
McCloud Nature Park is located at 8518 N. Hughes Rd.