This annual event at Desoto State Park offers something for everyone. You may attend any or all of the scheduled offerings.
The event begins on Friday, May 1, at 6 p.m. with a welcome social and presentation by park staff.
On Saturday, May 2, hikes are offered at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
May. 1, 2020 - May. 2, 2020
National Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation's (PARC) Amphibian Week promotes the importance of amphibians and the partnerships formed to implement amphibian conservation actions to address the ongoing global amphibian crisis.
June 1-7, 2020: First Annual Amphibian Week
Daily Amphibian Week Themes
Monday, June 1: What are Amphibians?
Jun. 1, 2020 - Jun. 7, 2020
Summer is the time to "escape the indoors" and connect with nature. This June during Great Outdoors Month, see all the different outdoor activities that you can enjoy with your family and friends, and get ready for your next fishing, boating, camping, hiking and biking adventures!
Learn more at https://www.greatoutdoorsmonth.org/.
Jun. 1, 2020 - Jun. 30, 2020
National Fishing and Boating Week is a national celebration that highlights the importance of recreational boating and fishing.
This year's National Fishing and Boating Week will take place June 6-14.
The best way to celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week is to get out on the water!
Jun. 6, 2020 - Jun. 14, 2020
Taking place on the first Saturday in June, National Trails Day is a day of public events aimed at advocacy and trail service. Thousands of hikers, bikers, rowers, horseback riders, trail clubs, federal and local agencies, land trusts, and businesses come together in partnership to advocate for, maintain, and clean up public lands and trails.
Jun. 6, 2020 - Jun. 6, 2020
People can go target shooting year-round, but the month of August is National Shooting Sports Month—a time for the community of firearms owners to celebrate and enjoy the shooting sports with friends, family and newcomers they want to introduce to these lifetime activities.
Learn more at https://www.shootingsportsmonth.org/.
Aug. 1, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2020
National Hunting and Fishing (NHF) Day brings together sportsmen and women to celebrate the rich tradition of hunting, target shooting and fishing with national, state, regional and local organizations hosting related events. Launched in 1971 by Congress, NHF Day has consistently recognized hunters and anglers for their leadership in wildlife and conservation.
Sep. 26, 2020 - Sep. 26, 2020
The International Mountain Bicycling Association's Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day (TKMBD) is an annual event that seeks to introduce the joy of mountain biking to the next generation. Created in 2004 and recognized by the U.S. Congress, TKMBD is officially celebrated every year on the first Saturday in October.
Oct. 3, 2020 - Oct. 3, 2020
Bat Week is an international, annual celebration designed to raise awareness about the need for bat conservation. Bats are amazing creatures that are vital to the health of our natural world and economy. Although we may not always see them, bats are hard at work all around the world each night - eating tons of insects, pollinating flowers, and spreading seeds that grow new plants and trees.
Oct. 24, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020
The World Games is an international multi-sport event that includes sports not contested in the Olympic Games. The event is held every four years -- one year after the Summer Olympic Games.
The next host city will be Birmingham, Alabama, in 2021.
Jul. 15, 2021 - Jul. 25, 2021