Mueller plans Earth Day activities


The staff and volunteers at Mueller State Park will celebrate Earth Day on April 21 with guided hikes, children's activities and a chance to learn about volcanoes.

Join volunteer naturalist Nancy Remmler at 10 a.m. in the Visitor Center Parking Lot for an Earth Day hike! Get out and enjoy the mountain-fresh air at Mueller. Enjoy a nice hike for adults and children alike; families welcome. The participants will determine the length and difficulty of the hike.

At 10 a.m., join volunteer naturalist Bob Hickey in the Visitor Center Auditorium for an engaging and eye-opening talk about volcanic rock and the role volcanoes played in the formation of the earth. There will be specimens and examples of the volcanic rocks in the region. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and Q & A and participants are encouraged to bring in their favorite rocks to show Bob.

At 11 a.m., volunteer naturalist Rose Banzhaf will host a children's Earth Day arts and crafts fair. The art and crafts fair is perfect for the whole family; picture frame projects will be made and stories will be read. Afterwards, volunteer naturalist Carole Larkey will lead the children on a guided hike around the nature trail!

Bring your Earth Day spirit, craft hands, and sturdy shoes for hiking! Families interested in attending the children's program should RSVP by April 19 as the celebration is limited to 35 children participants. You may sign up at the Visitor Center, or call Chelsea Murray at 719-687-2366 ext.107 or email

At 1 p.m., Bob Hickey will give an encore presentation of his volcanic rocks presentation.

Earth Day programs at Mueller State Park are free, but you must have a $7 daily parks pass or a $70 annual pass on your vehicle to enter the park. Mueller State Park is located 4-miles south of Divide on Highway 67. For weather updates or for more information, call 719-687-2366.

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