April 13, 2012
Contact: Susan Jones
The Backyard Club kicks off National Park Week on Saturday, April 21, 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. Native aquatic animals and plants will be visiting Fort Stanwix from the Rome Fish Hatchery with assistance from Trout Unlimited and the Lake Tuscarora Association.
Learn how the soldiers of Fort Stanwix fished the Mohawk River during the American Revolution. Become a Marine Biologistand help uncover the culprits causing problems in our lakes and streams today. Study four sites around Fort Stanwix observing how humans affect water quality in your own backyard.
Join the fun! The Backyard Club meets on the third Saturday of each month. The next Backyard Club will be held May 19, 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 next program will help you become a Junior Astronomer just in time to experience the Total Solar Eclipse the next day and to participate in the upcoming Starry! Starry! Steuben! Summer programs. 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 at www.nps.gov/fost for additional information about the park and up-to-date news about park events.
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