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  • 04/25/2015 Mammoth Cave National Park

    Junior Ranger Day

    Junior Ranger Day at Mammoth Cave National Park provides a number of activities for young visitors and their families to enjoy and experience together. Have fun learning knots, how to use a compass and even learn games of long ago!  In addition to all of the exciting activities, participants will have the opportunity to earn a special patch and certificate commemorating their experience on National Junior Ranger Day!  

    Basic Orienteering
    9:30 - 10:15
    Meets at Visitor Center
    How did we ever find our way before GPS?  Find out how to navigate with compass and map.  Compasses will be provided for hands-on activities.

    Beyond a Band-Aid
    10:30 - 11:15
    Meets at Visitor Center
    Any activity can be ruined by not knowing how to take care of yourself when even a minor accident occurs.  Learn how to use the resources you have to deal with common injuries.

    Knots to Know
    11:30 - 12:15
    Meets at Visitor Center
    Knots can be confusing and down-right frustrating.  If you're not otherwise tied up, join us to learn how to untangle the mysteries and master some of the most useful knots.

    Safety on the Water
    12:30 - 1:15
    Meets at Visitor Center
    What should you do before launching a boat?  What should you always have with you on the water?  Being prepared is key to a successful adventure.  We will share tips to help keep you safe and your outing fun.

    Children's Pioneer Games
    1:30 - 2:15
    Meets at Visitor Center
    Like today, primitive toys were not ust for fun and entertainment.  The often taught children important lessons or built skills needed for life as an early pioneer.

    Campfire Building - Tips & Tricks
    2:30 - 3:15
    Meets at Visitor Center
    Fire is one of our best tools for comfort and survival.  Learn how to safely  and effectively plan and start campfires, even under difficult condtions.  Adults need to stay with their children during this activity.



    Location: Mammoth Cave National Park | Map Fee Information: Free of charge Contact Name: Leslie Price Contact Email: Leslie_Price@nps.gov Contact Phone Number: 270-758-2423

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