Junior Ranger Day at Everglades
Contact: Program Contact: Julia Treu-Fowler, 305-242-7862
Contact: Media Contact:Linda Friar, 305-242-7714
Homestead Florida: Everglades National Park invites families to bring your children to the park this weekend to be part of Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April, 3, 2010. Junior Ranger Day is a special event to highlight youth in parks and the Junior Ranger Program. The Junior Ranger program is a national program designed to involve kids and families while they visit National Park Service sites.
"We want YOUR child to become a Junior Ranger during this special event," said Allyson Gantt, Education and Outreach Coordinator for the park. "Kids and their parents always love this event where families spend a day together with park staff enjoying nature and gaining a better understanding and appreciation for this really special place," said Gantt.
Space is limited so be sure to call today and reserve a place for your Junior Ranger to participate in this great activity.
Contact - Julia Treu-Fowler (305) 242-7862 or e-mail us.
Who: Children of all ages interested in visiting Everglades National Park and becoming Junior Rangers.
What: Children participate in guided activities along with their parents who will share in their child's adventure of earning a Junior Ranger badge.
When: Open House April 3, 2010 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Recommended arrival time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Check in and start your day at Coe Visitor Center, Everglades National Park, 10 miles SW of Homestead.
How: Please bring your own lunch and water, wear long pants, socks and closed-toed shoes and be prepared to have fun!
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