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Cape Cod National Seashore to Celebrate National Junior Ranger Day and International Marconi Day on April 24

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Date: April 13, 2010
Contact: Sue Moynihan, Chief of Interpretation, 508-957-0738

Visitors to Cape Cod National Seashore on Saturday, April 24 will have the opportunity to join events of national and international magnitude. National Park Service sites across the U.S. are hosting fun activities for children for National Junior Ranger Day, and amateur radio operators around the world are commemorating the birthday of Guglielmo Marconi, the Wizard of Wireless. Two activities will be offered at the national seashore in honor of this special day. Both activities are free and open to the public.

Marconi—The Wizard of Wireless: Coast Guard Station, Coast Guard Beach, Eastham 10 AM- 2 PM
Amateur radio operators at the Coast Guard Station will be making two-way contacts with other operators around the world. Stop by and see how wireless communication has changed in the last century and try your hand at Morse Code. Hands-on Junior Ranger activities will include sending Morse Code with sound, flashlights, and flags. 

A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim: Atwood-Higgins House 12:30-3:30 PM
Drop in and participate in some daily chores, such as candle-making, food preparation, and spinning, and play colonial-era games. The Atwood-Higgins House is located on Bound Brook Island in Wellfleet. From Route 6, turn onto Pamet Point Road at the Truro town line and follow signs.

Children of all ages who participate in either activity will earn a Junior Ranger patch. For more information about International Marconi Day, contact Education Specialist Barbara Dougan at 508-255-3421, ext. 16. For more information about the Junior Ranger event at the Atwood-Higgins House, contact South District Interpreter Sue Haley at 508-255-3421, ext. 15.





Did You Know?

Herring River dike, Wellfleet

Cape Cod National Seashore includes over 2500 acres of historically diked salt marshes, 35% of the Massachusetts total, and including some of the biggest diked marshes in the Gulf of Maine. Work continues, in cooperation with other agencies and private groups, to restore these degraded estuaries.