April - 2014 - Outdoor Calendar

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March 1st thru April 30th: Paddlefish Research Center Open

4-5: OKC Parks hosts award-winning nature photographer for lecture, workshop Photography hobbyists and wildlife enthusiasts are invited to join award-winning professional photographer Tom Ulrich as he presents some of his latest works during a two day event, April 4 and 5, 2014 at the Will Rogers Senior Center, 3501 Pat Murphy Drive.

On Friday, April 4 at 7 p.m., Ulrich will give a presentation on his time spent capturing shots of some of the world’s most elusive wildlife species. His tales of adventure will focus on birds of Florida, National Parks of the West and the Eastern Mediterranean. The presentation is FREE to the public and all ages are welcome.

Photo hobbyists can join Ulrich on Saturday, April 5 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for an instructive photography workshop where participants can work to enhance their skills and learn how to capture wildlife in its finest moments. The workshop costs $50 per person (paid directly to Ulrich at the event), and includes one of Ulrich’s photography books.

Sign language interpreters will be available at both events.

Ulrich has spent more than 30 years capturing wildlife photographs in some of the world’s most remote locations. His work has been featured in National Geographic, Audubon, National Wildlife, Outdoor Oklahoma, American Hunter and others. Both events take place at theWill Rogers Senior Center, 3501 Pat Murphy Drive in Will Rogers Park. For more information, contact the Martin Park Nature Center at 755-0676, or go online at www.okc.gov/parks. Registration is required by going online at www.okc.gov/active.

11-12: Bat Wing Ding
Alabaster Caverns State Park hosts a family-friendly event all about Oklahoma’s bats. Bring the whole family for games, exhibits, programs and discussions about Oklahoma’s only flying mammal. Try and spot bats in their daytime roosts and tag along with bat professionals to mist net bats just as researchers do. Experience Alabaster Caverns’ traveling exhibit titled "Bats…Bats…Bats; Oklahoma’s Nightlife" that is complete with live bats, bat skeletons and much more. The event is free! For more details, view the daily agenda here!

12: Lake Overholser and Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge Cleanup
Come join us on Saturday April 12th to help clean up to clean-up Lake Overholser and the Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge as part of Keep Oklahoma Beautiful’s (KOB) Great American Clean-Up, OKC Beautiful’s Litter Blitz. Click here for details

18: Deadline to apply for youth camp - Information Page.

19: Sooner Retriever Club training session contact Bill Blochowiak for info Labske@aol.com

19: Hackberry Flat Day - 9 am to 3 pm - View Brochure