Let’s Move Outside
Let's Move Outside:
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"Young people inspire us; we want to help them be healthy and curious for life. It starts with family fun. We want to help parents learn the skills they need to enjoy the outdoors with their kids," National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis said.
Young people who complete at least one physical activity in pursuit of their junior ranger badge receive a special sticker that designates them as a Let's Move Outside Junior Ranger. Across the country, the activities range from adventures like hiking with a ranger to body surfing and canoeing.
By summer's end, 50 national parks will offer Let's Move Outside Junior Ranger programs. Young people can become junior rangers at more than 200 national parks nationwide.
Before heading out, families can look at www.letsmove.gov/letsmoveoutside.php for more information about activities and participating parks. This website hub will link families to the great outdoors and give tips and ideas on how to best plan and enjoy an active adventure. The National Park Service provides 84 million acres to explore, so there are many places and ways to move outside!
For more information about Colorado National Monument and family friendly programs, please call the park at (970) 858-3617, 364.
Did You Know?
Each Independence Day, local climbers scale the iconic Independence Monument in Colorado National Monument and raise an American flag on top. This tradition dates back to early park promoter John Otto, whose route up Independence Monument climbers still follow.