• Sit for a spell under a cottonwood tree and view the Franklin Mountains, seemingly nestled between the U.S. and Mexico flags in front of the visitor center. The two flags reflect our heritage; this land once belonging to Mexico and now to the U.S.

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Junior Ranger Day

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News Release Date: April 15, 2012
Contact: Anne Doherty-Stephan, 915 532-7273 x124

Chamizal National Memorial will celebrate National Junior Ranger Day and Earth Day on Saturday, April 21st. Children of all ages and their families are invited to participate in a day of fun and learning sponsored by the National Park Service. Area youth will have the opportunity to enjoy free programs and activities. These include the Memorial's new water table, a puppet show, games, crafts, special face painting, being sworn in as official Junior Rangers, and even learning how to make a small piñata that could be featured as part of the next exhibit in our Los Paisanos Gallery. In addition, Chami, the Spotted Ground Squirrel will also make a special appearance to share in the fun. Junior Ranger Day activities are scheduled from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. This event is free for everyone so come visit Chamizal National Memorial and "explore, learn, protect" your national parks and your planet.

Also on Saturday, there will be a free cancer awareness fair from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. followed by a Beatles Tribute Concert, "Sgt. Pepper's Wondrous Wigorium." Tickets for the concert can be purchased by calling 915-317-2087.

We hope you'll join us for a fun-filled day followed by an evening of music. For questions or more information, please contact the park at 915-532-7273 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/cham.

Did You Know?

Chamizo Plant

Chamizal National Memorial is named after a plant. Chamizal means "land where the chamiso grows". The Spanish word "chamiso" is the common name for four-wing saltbush (atriplex canescens). More...