More Park Facilities Reopen During May 2013
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Let's Move Outside! Junior Ranger Program
Hey kids! Did you know that you should have at least 60 minutes of active and vigorous play each day in order to stay fit and healthy? What better way is there to meet this goal than to "play" outdoors in a National Park?
First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let's Move Outside as a component of her national Let's Move! campaign to battle childhood obesity. Let's Move Outside! gives kids - and parents! - ways to get moving in America's great outdoors.
National parks across the country have joined the Let's Move Outside effort with an added feature of the National Park Service's popular Junior Ranger program called Let's Move Outside Junior Ranger.
Young people who complete at least one physical activity in pursuit of their Junior Ranger badge can receive a special sticker that designates them as a Let's Move Outside Junior Ranger.
At Fire Island National Seashore, the Let's Move Outside Junior Ranger program offers kids and parents the chance to explore the special natural and cultural features of the park while burning a few calories and improving cardiovascular health. These activities are not only great exercise, but also provide incredibly fun ways to see and learn about the park.
To earn a Fire Island National Seashore Let's Move Outside Junior Ranger sticker, attend one of the following activities:
Additional special ranger-guided hikes are offered throughout the year and at National Junior Ranger Day events.
Before heading out, visit Let's Move Outside for more information about activities and other participating parks. This website hub links 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!
Did You Know?
Tiny rootlets of the American beach grass (Ammophila breviligulata) and mycorrhyzal fungi hold together the grains of sand that make up sand dunes on Fire Island. You can help protect the dunes by not walking or driving over the beach grass. More...