What’s New at Turtle Bay Exploration Park

The Turtle Bay Exploration Park is a great place to take the family to not only cool off by the river, but to learn about the local environment and history of Shasta County. In this quarters newsletter Turtle Bay announces great continuing exhibits and events and new ones for everyone to enjoy. Starting September 25 the exhibit “Formed by Fire” will be featuring local artists Colleen Barry, David Gentry, and John Harper’s concepts of ‘fire’ and how it shapes the unique beauty and ecology of the North State.

If you and your family have not checked out GPS Adventure’s you should before it ends in September. GPS Adventures teaches you about navigation, GPS technology, geocaching, and how to navigate and interactive maze. Turtle Bay offers GPS units for borrow and special caches throughout the park.

Also, continuing since May is the Find Your Walden in Redding Exhibition Series. The third round of competition runs July 15-August 10 and is a community wide competetiion for all levels of experience in photography to go out and photograph what inspires you in nature. Winners in age and experience categories will receive cash prizes. In accompany to the contest is the exhibit Thoreau’s Walden: A Journey in Photograph’s by Scot Miller which runs through September 12. This exhibit focuses on finding personal connections with nature and a motivation to sustain it.

There are daily exhibits at Turtle Bay that are great for family day adventures of fun and learning. To see Turtle Bay’s calendar of upcoming and ongoing events see this quarters NEWSLETTER