Backyard Club Celebrates National Wildlife Week on Saturday, March 17, 2012
Contact: Susan Jones, 315-338-7730
The Backyard Club celebrates National Wildlife Week at Fort Stanwix National Monument on Saturday, March 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Fort Stanwix National Monument's Willett Center. Come learn the habitat history of Fort Stanwix and the Mohawk Valley. Live, endangered, and native wildlife will be visiting Fort Stanwix from the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. Due to safety considerations for the animals, the live animal education programs on March 17 will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Examine the evidence of climate change in our National Parks and the effects on wildlife. Become an Alien Detective and hunt down the culprits that may be destroying our forests. Learn about the impact people have on wildlife in our parks and how you can protect wildlife by creating your own Wildlife Habitat.
Join the fun! The Backyard Club meets on the third Saturday of each month. The next Backyard Club will be held April 21, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Fort Stanwix National Monument's Willett Center. This program will kick off National Park Week, April 21-29, and celebrate the diversity, beauty, and history found in our national park system. Mark your calendars! For more information about The Backyard Club, please call Fort Stanwix National Monument at 315-338-7730 and speak with one of the rangers. 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 atwww.nps.gov/fost for additional information about the park and up-to-date news about park events.
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Did You Know?
Fort Stanwix has two names. Named for Gen. John Stanwix, this was the fort's name under the British. When rebuilt by the Americans, it was then named for Gen. Phillip Schuyler. However, there were several other Fort Schuylers in New York at that time, so the name never stuck due to the confusion.