April 7, 2011
Contact: Susan Jones
Rome, NY: The staff and volunteers at Fort Stanwix National Monument invite families with children ages 5 to 12 to join in the 2011 "Backyard Club" program on Wednesday, April 20 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Fort Stanwix National Monument's Willett Center. We will be discovering together how the Earth's climate is changing. Participants will be encouraged to make a mark on the world – starting in their own back yard!
Have you ever wondered about how you can help make the Earth a better place? We have too, and we need your help!
"What's All the Talk About?" There are a lot of people talking about climate change, but can we actually see it here at Fort Stanwix? Become a scientist and decide for yourself if our Earth's climate is changing. Participate in a national bird count and measure the distance birds have moved their homes. You may be surprised. Piece together the h abitat h istory of Fort Stanwix through interactive picture puzzles. Go undercover disguising yourself as an Alien Invader to h unt down the culp rits that may be destroying our forests.
Then let's get moving and get outside at Fort Stanwix. See what's in your backyard today. Become a Backyard Club Buddy, today.
For more information about "The Backyard Club", please call Fort Stanwix National Monument at 315-338-7730 and speak with one of the rangers. The other program dates are: Monday, May 30, Saturday, August 20, Friday, November 11, and Wednesday, December 28. All programs are free and no reservations are necessary.
Fort Stanwix National Monument is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission to the park is free. Activities are ongoing unless noted. For more information about upcoming events please call the park at (315) 338-7730. Please visit the park's web page at www.nps.gov/fost for additional information about the park and up-to-date news about park events.