Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point will celebrate “National Get Outdoors Day,” from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at 2740 Ruth St. in Sulphur.
Shanna Landry, director of administration and satellite office of the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the day is designed to promote healthy living through outdoor activities.
“That’s what the Creole Nature Trail is all about,” Landry said. “Our center was created as a jumping off or starting point to allow people to understand what all they can see along the trail.”
The event will include baby alligators from the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge. Adventure guides will also discuss the unique flora and fauna found along the trail.
“My adventure guides are very well versed on crabbing, alligators and number of points along the trails,” Landry said.
The expert guides are the attraction’s “first line” ambassadors for the trail and can offer a personalized plan for driving it.
“They basically have a good handle on anything you can see, and they can showcase where certain things are based on where (visitors’) interests lie,” Landry said.
An exhibit of the top entries from the CVB’s Explore Nature Art Contest will be on display. The contest involved kindergarten through eighth grade students in Calcasieu and Cameron parishes.
“My Wild Imagination,” the first place work by Western Heights Elementary School student Ajanae Ruben, will be printed on postcards.
Emma Stein, a Westwood Elementary School student, won second place for her piece “Sportsman’s Paradise.”
Jackson Droddy, also of Westwood, won third place for his drawing “Louisiana Camping Trip.”
Adventure Point is open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekends.