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National Junior Ranger Day at Fort Pulaski

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Date: April 7, 2014
Contact: Gloria Lee, (912) 786-5787 X104

Savannah, GA – As part of National Park Week 2014 (April 19 – 27), Fort Pulaski National Monument will hold special Junior Ranger Day activities on Saturday, April 26. Participants at Fort Pulaski can earn a special Junior Ranger Day certificate and patch by participating in a variety of experiences to learn more about the National Park Service and Fort Pulaski National Monument. Activities will include historic weapons drills, like those conducted by the Civil War soldiers that once lived and worked at Fort Pulaski.

Children will be able to do special activity sheets to earn National Park Service Civil War trading cards and explore the park while completing the park Junior Ranger program and earning a Junior Ranger badge.

Children can also earn a special Junior Civil War Historian patch. National Park Service sites across the country have banded together to encourage young visitors and their families to visit the special places where the Civil War unfolded to reexamine what that terrible conflict means to us today. There are two ways to become a Junior Civil War Historian.

Option 1

Become a Junior Ranger at three (3) participating parks. Make sure you get a Park Ranger to initial and date your activity card (available at all participating parks). A list of participating parks is available at http://www.nps.gov/stri/forkids/jcwhparks.htm.

Once you have become a Junior Ranger at three parks, turn in your activity card at a participating park to receive your patch.

Option 2

Become a Junior Ranger at two (2) participating parks and do one online activity. Online activities can be found at http://www.nps.gov/stri/forkids/jcwhonline.htm.

Turn in your activity card or Junior Ranger program booklets along with a printout of your completed online activity at a participating park to receive your patch.

Saturday, April 26 – National Junior Ranger Day

10:00 AM Guided Fort Tour
11:30 AM Historic Weapon Demonstration
11:45 AM Junior Ranger Drill
1:00 PM Guided Fort Tour
1:30 PM Junior Ranger Coloring Activity
2:30 PM Historic Weapon Demonstration
2:45 PM Junior Ranger Drill

Don't forget to check out www.nationalparkweek.org. There you can share your national park photos, videos, and tips. While you're there, learn all about the ways you can help support your national parks all year round. Get to know one of your national parks during National Park Week, and go wild... for history... for nature... for wildlife... for fun!

Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. For more information, please visit the website of Fort Pulaski National Monument at www.nps.gov/ fopu or call (912) 786-5787. You can also follow the park on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FortPulaskiNPS or like the official Fort Pulaski National Monument Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FortPulaskiNPS.

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Did You Know?

Baseball re-enactment

You can take in an early game of baseball when visiting Fort Pulaski. Park staff and volunteers often enjoy playing baseball inside the fort, just as Union soldiers did during the Civil War. Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia