Kids’ programs focus on sun, wildlife

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Special to The SUN

It’s all about kids and fun at Navajo State Park this Saturday and Sunday. Two educational sessions will feature the use of art and science to teach kids about the natural world.

“Printmaking in the Sun” will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Rosa Campground building. Youngsters will learn that besides providing warmth, the sun’s light also creates chemical changes on earth. Solar printmaking uses photosensitive paper coated with a chemical that changes color when it is exposed to certain wavelengths in sunlight. After a short walk to gather plant materials, kids will get to create their own images. Kids will be working with water and other mediums.

“Animal Tracks” will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday at the Rosa campground building. Kids will first learn about tracks, scat, furs and skulls and how to identify animals from those clues. They’ll then use animal track imprints to make their own artwork using direct ink printing.

The events are free, but each vehicle must have a $7 day pass or a $70 annual pass.

Call 883-2208 for more information or log on to the park’s website at

This story was posted on July 24, 2014.