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Free Family Fun Day Features Carlsbad Caverns Park Ranger

Free Family Fun Day Features Carlsbad Caverns Park Ranger photo 2/20/2018 11:04:20 a.m. - Hobbs, NM.  

The Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame presents a free Family Fun Day, Saturday, February 24, from 10:00am until 5:00pm. The event is in conjunction with its exhibition “In the Dark,” an interactive exhibit about the ecosystems of the night, below the ground, inside caverns, and deep in the ocean.

Virginia Moyers, Park Ranger at Carlsbad Caverns National Park since 2008, will be the guest speaker at 11:00am and 1:00pm. Known as “Bat Ranger”, Moyers will be presenting a program about Brazilian Free-tail bats that reside in the New Mexico Caves.

Moyers received her Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Science with a Minor in Conservation Biology from New Mexico State University in 2002. She is a desert southwest native whose passions include Bats, Speleology, Cave Microbe Research, Saving Endangered Species, Permian Geology, Early North American Archeology, Art History, and Teaching. Her passion and enthusiasm for bats is contagious!

Other activities for Family Fun Day include arts and crafts for the children from 10:00am – 3:00pm, and a special appearance by “Carl S. Bat” throughout the day. At 2:00pm, the Disney movie, Finding Dory, will be shown. Interactive tours of the exhibit “In the Dark” are available 10:00am – 5:00pm.

For more information, call the Western Heritage Museum at 575-492-2678.

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