Palo Duro Canyon

Junior Naturalist

brochure Palo Duro Canyon - Junior Naturalist
TE X A S P A R K S A N D W I L DL IF E Junior Naturalist Program PALO DURO CANYON STATE PARK SPR ING, SUMME R AN D FA LL Junior Naturalist Program 5- to 7-year-olds must complete four activities out of seven. 8- to 12-year-olds must complete all seven. ACTIVITIES 1. Visit the Interpretive Center and name three animals that currently live in Palo Duro Canyon. 1) ___________________________________________________ 2) ___________________________________________________ 3) ___________________________________________________ 2. While in the Interpretive Center, locate and name the four geologic layers in Palo Duro Canyon. 1) ___________________________________________________ 2) ___________________________________________________ 3) ___________________________________________________ 4) ___________________________________________________ 3. Take a hike on any trail and name four interesting things you saw on your hike. Name of trail: __________________________________________ 1) ___________________________________________________ 2) ___________________________________________________ 3) ___________________________________________________ 4) ___________________________________________________ 4. Name the river that runs through the canyon and is believed to have aided in the formation of the canyon. ______________________________________________________ 5. Harvester ants (red ants) live underground in circular-shaped beds that are found throughout the park. They are the main food of a small, threatened lizard. For this reason, we do not destroy their homes. See if you can discover the name of this lizard. ______________________________________________________ 6. There are three historical markers in the park. One is close to the entrance, another at the Visitor Center and another at the end of the park at the turn-around. Pick one and tell what it is about. ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ 7. Name the famous natural landmark that everyone wants to see in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. ______________________________________________________ We hope you have enjoyed your adventure in becoming a Junior Naturalist at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Now that your tasks have been completed, find any ranger and have your paper checked and signed. Ranger Signature ___________________________________________ Have your booklet checked by a staff member and receive a sleeve patch. They may be picked up at the Visitor Center or the Entrance Office. Texas Tracks Do you know them? 4200 Smith School Road • Austin, Texas 78744 www.tpwd.texas.gov Dispersal of this publication conforms with Texas State Documents Depository Law, and it is available at Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. © 2013 TPWD PWD BK P4506-007M (11/13) TPWD receives federal assistance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other federal agencies and is subject to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and state anti-discrimination laws which prohibit discrimination the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any TPWD program, activity or facility, or need more information, please contact Civil Rights Coordinator for Public Access, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop: MBSP-4020, Arlington, VA 22203.

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