• large wooden spikes jut out from a large wooden angular wall lit by sunlight. verdant grass surrounds it.

    Fort Stanwix

    National Monument New York

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    Beginning September 15, the main bridge into the fort will be closed for repairs. Visitors will be able to access the fort through the sally port entrance. An accessible ramp will be available upon request. Visit the Willett Center for assistance on-site.

Fort Stanwix Welcomes "Junior Master Gardeners"

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Date: March 19, 2010
Contact: Susan Jones, 315-338-7730

Rome, NY: "Growing Good Kids" is the theme for the "Junior Master Gardener Program" at the Fort Stanwix National Monument. Each week features an activity and a take-home project that revolves around history and gardening. "Come help us dig into history and grow new friends," says Park Ranger Susan Jones.

Fort Stanwix is starting a Junior Master Gardener program that will help children grow and learn through "hands-on" learning experiences and activities. Children will grow plants for a community service project and in turn grow themselves. The Junior Master Gardener program provides a positive learning experience for youth to develop leadership, responsibility and community pride through organized gardening activities This national Junior Master Gardener program combines a unique gardening based curriculum and web based instruction, community service, character growing education and service-based learning, into a fun and exciting certification program for youth. This 4H-produced program is designed to incorporate science, math, language arts, geography, history and other subject area disciplines into the "hands-on" gardening based activities.

The program is free of charge, begins Sunday, March 28, and will run every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. through Memorial Day, May 31st, starting at the Marinus Willett Center at the intersection of James St. and Erie Blvd. The program is primarily for children from ages 8 to 12, but is open to anyone interested in digging into history and growing new friends.

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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