Every Statehouse Market is something special, but we think Week 19 is especially, um, special.
You might say it’s “super special.” Or “ultra special.” Or “stupendously super-duper special.”
No matter what adjectives you choose to use to describe it, the second-to-last Statehouse Market of 2018 is packed with fun thanks to the good folks at the Indiana Department of Natural Resources!
Thursday, Sept. 27 is officially (drum roll, please) “DNR Wildlife Science Day” at the Statehouse Market!
Start the morning off right by stopping by conference room 19 of IGC-South for the series “Cookies, Coffee and Conservation.” The talks, which are conducted by DNR experts, run from 9 to 9:50 a.m. and will cover wildlife disease management, the Hoosier State’s diverse duck population, conservation funding, coyotes’ relocation to urban areas, an analysis of car-deer collisions from the past five years, and a peek at Indiana’s underwater salamanders.
When the market proper kicks off at 10:30 a.m., DNR staff will have informational booths set up on the plaza to help you “Find Your Next Adventure” this fall!
And speaking of critters that bear more than a passing resemblance to dinosaurs, visitors may get an up-close and personal look at a hellbender salamander — one of Indiana’s largest underwater lizard-like amphibians. Don’t worry! Although the name sounds like something you’d hope not to find in your swimming pool, hellbenders are entirely harmless.
You can even commemorate the day by taking a selfie with “Herbie the Hellbender” — a costumed DNR staff member, not an actual salamander with a waterproof smartphone. Although, admittedly, that would be kind of neat too.
All this, plus the usual market goodness: the best produce around, artisan goods crafted with care, and delicious street food to suit every taste.
Don’t miss this Thursday’s Statehouse Market! Meet us on Robert D. Orr Plaza for food, fun and the opportunity to learn about Indiana’s truly “Great Outdoors.”
That’s definitely something special!
And we can’t wait to see you there!
Simple Taste — This week’s items include paleo, sugar free, pies, chicken pot pies, muffins, cinnamon rolls, Simple Taste’s famous sandwich cookies, and vegan chocolate brownies.