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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 anthropomorphic figure holding a circular shape pecked into a rock.

Do you know the difference between a petroglyph (pictured here) and a pictograph? Petroglyphs are images pecked into rock while pictographs are painted images. Dinosaur National Monument preserves both forms of Native American rock art.