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Junior Explorer: Turtle Derby

Broad Run Park

Back by popular demand, join us as we witness the slowest two minutes in sports at the Fourth Annual Turtle Derby! In celebration of World Turtle Day, we will celebrate our own local shell-ebrities who have been working hard at their respective nature centers, teaching all participants who meet them. Last year, Big Momma from the Louisville Nature Center took the crown, see which turtle will stumble across the finish line this year!

Junior Explorer is a free family-friendly event at The Parklands that is open to all ages, that focuses on a special nature topic each time. Drop in at any time during the event for themed activities and check back closer to the event date to get a full list of scheduled happenings you won’t want to miss. Join the Parklands’ education team, community partners, and special vendors to explore our natural world with themed activities, games, hikes, crafts, and more!

The Turtle Derby will take place at the Ogle Foundation Woodland Pavilion in Broad Run Park, from 10 am – 2 pm. This event is free and open to everyone, and no registration is required unless otherwise stated.

Are you an organization or vendor who would like to join the fun? Please contact our Program Coordinator, Olivia Wagner at owagner@theparklands.org for more information on how you can be involved!