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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!
Did You Know?
The Everglades served as the backdrop for much of the military action during the Seminole Wars. The Seminole and Miccosukee people sought refuge within the isolated and relatively unknown expanse of land and water.