National Junior Ranger Day Saturday, April 26th
Contact: Kim Coons, 912-638-3639
On Saturday, April 26, 2008 the National Park Service will hold its second National Junior Ranger Day. As part of this special day Fort Frederica National Monument will showcase its award winning Junior Ranger Adventure Book. Chosen by the Southeast Region as the winner of the “Keeper of the Light” Award, this book is unlike any other junior ranger book in the National Park System. The book is one part junior ranger book and one part pop-up book and entirely unique. Children age 8 -12 to are invited to become Junior Rangers at Fort Frederica throughout the day. Although the book is being showcased on Saturday, April 26 it will available through out the year, not just that day.
National Park Service Chief of Interpretation, Corky Mayo called the book “fabulous and creative”. According to Park Ranger Jon Burpee, “This goes way beyond the traditional junior ranger activities of crossword puzzles and word searches. Participants will go on a journey through Frederica’s history.” Using activity kits the Junior Rangers will actually feel they are going back in time to the 18th century. Once the journey is complete the new Junior Rangers will receive a badge and certificate heralding their achievement.
For additional information on this program please don’t hesitate to contact the Visitor Center at 912-638-3639. There is no charge for this program, but the normal entrance fees apply - $3 per person age 16 or over.
Did You Know?
Frederica has more trees in the town site today than it did during the colonial time period. Period documents mention mature peach trees throughout the town. Fort Frederica National Monument, Georgia