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    Great Smoky Mountains

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Event Details

  • 04/26/2014

    Location: Sugarlands, Oconaluftee, and Cades Cove visitor centers | Map Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Education Office Contact Phone Number: (865) 436-1292

Join Park Rangers for a fun-filled day of hands-on activities and earn a junior ranger patch and certificate! The programs will be designed to help children connect with the park and engage them in exploring, learning, and practicing stewardship. A few of the opportunities will include ranger guided walks, hictorical toys, blacksmithing, and learning about skins, skulls, and scat! Activities will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Sugarlands, Oconaluftee, and Cades Cove visitor centers. Ask for details at a visitor center.