Outdoor Family Fun Day is June 6 at Arrow Rock State Historic Site

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Volume 37-155 For Immediate Release: June 4, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., -- Come to Arrow Rock State Historic Site in Arrow Rock on Saturday, June 6 for some outdoor family fun! Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, activities begin at 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Meet and greet other guests at the historic site's open shelter for an afternoon of fun and learning. Bird enthusiast and Audubon Society member Julie Fischer will start the day with a presentation on Missouri birds followed by a short bird hike. If you have binoculars, be sure to bring them along. Following the hike, you can make your own recycled bird feeder to take home. 

At 3 p.m., Nathan Hill, from Bass Pro Shops in Columbia, will present a seminar on basic fishing equipment and techniques for catching panfish, bass and catfish. Hill's presentation will focus on successful tactics for various fishing locations in Missouri, from farm ponds and small lakes to big reservoirs and rivers. Bring your favorite pole.  A limited number of poles will be available to borrow. After an afternoon of fishing in the site's lake, meet back at the shelter for a hot dog roast, s'mores and a fun game of trivia to test your knowledge of Missouri facts.

Arrow Rock State Historic Site is located in Arrow Rock on Highway 41 in Saline County.  For more information, contact Arrow Rock State Historic Site at 660-837-3330 or the Missouri Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at www.mostateparks.com