07/20/2013Location: Ouabache Trails Park Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: None Contact Name: Jason Collins Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 812-882-1776 ext. 207
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park invites all area children and their families to the second of four Summer Junior Ranger Days. July's Junior Ranger Day, "Natural Resources Day," aims to cultivate an interest in the natural world. "Natural Resources Day" will be held at Ouabache (Wabash) Trails Park in Vincennes on Saturday, July 20, from 1 to 4 pm Eastern time. Junior Ranger programs are geared to youth from ages 8 to 15, but open to any who wish to participate.
Learn about the various animals that call the Wabash River Valley home. Explore the park with a local naturalist and learn to recognize common plants of the region. Talk with an 18th century reenactor and discover how early inhabitants used natural resources to obtain food and shelter and survive on the frontier. Investigate renewable energy options, such as solar, wind, hydro-, and geothermal power.Games, crafts, and the chance to build a wind turbine are just a few of the fun activities planned. Pre-registration is not required to participate. Meet the rangers at Ouabache Trails at 1:00 pm.
Other Summer Junior Ranger Series events include "Three Forts Day" on Saturday August 17, and "Architecture Day" on Saturday, September 14.
Attendance at one event will earn each child a National Park pen and pencil; two events, a Junior Ranger button; three events, a free Junior Ranger t-shirt. All of these events are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Jason Collins at 812-882-1776 ext. 207 or at Jason_M_Collins@nps.gov.