• Camarasus skull in the cliff face, rafters on the Green River, McKee Springs petroglyphs


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2010 Junior Ranger Essay Contest Announced

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Date: March 17, 2010
Contact: Carla Beasley, (435) 781-7702

This year the National Park Foundation is asking this question: If you were a National Park Ranger for a day, how would you describe the national parks to someone who’s never been before? Students ages 9 to 12 have the opportunity to submit an essay answering that question in the 2010 Junior Ranger Essay Contest. Winners of this year’s contest will receive great prizes, including a Merrell gift certificate, an Olympus camera, and an America the Beautiful pass to all of America’s recreation lands. Essays must be 500 words or less and received on-line or by mail by March 31, 2010. Official rules and entry information is available at www.nationalparks.org/connect/essay-contest.

Did You Know?

Picture of mormon cricket perched on a blade of grass.

Mormon crickets are wingless grasshoppers that swarm across roads through the summer in the western United States. These flightless insects can form such large swarms that the road appears to move and change colors where they cross.