LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- One of the great gems of our state is getting ready for a busy next few months. Pinnacle Mountain in Little Rock offers a wide variety of activities for the family to enjoy.
Richard Spillman from the park stopped by "THV 11 News This Morning" with more.
One of the things the park is offering this year is the Pinnacle Mountain Summer Science Workshop Series. The series is dedicated to adults 18 and over; an often overlooked demographic.
Summer Science Workshop Series will be held one Thursday a month. This series may include workshops that will help you develop skills or a program by a guest speaker.
Examples of programs and workshops covered in the Pinnacle Mountain Summer Workshop Series include Bat House Box Workshops, 550 Cord Workshops, Civil War presentation, Map and Compass Workshops and Natural Beauty Workshops.
For the Pinnacle Mountain Summer Science Workshop Series, please call ahead of time as fees and registration are required for some workshops. For more information on the Summer Science Workshop Series, you can call the park at (501) 868-5806 or online at http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/pinnaclemountain/ under events and programs.
Pinnacle Mountain will also be celebrating its 35th anniversary celebration with a special presentation on June 29, 2013. This anniversary celebration will begin at 11 am at the Pinnacle Pavilion at Pinnacle Mountain State Park.
Guest speakers will include Larry Dablemont, who was the former chief naturalist at the time of Pinnacle Mountain State Parks inception, Jim Killer, Former Coordinator of the YCC (Youth Conservation Corp) and YACC (Young Adult Conservation Corp), and Greg Butts (Current State Parks Director).
Dablemont will discuss the beginnings of Pinnacle Mountain State Park and will bring pictures for people to view. Jim Killer will be discussing the use of the YCC and YACC in development of the early trails. Greg Butts will be discussing how Pinnacle Mountain has changed and how it's used by the people of Little Rock.