Kids in Parks Explore Your Winter World
Contact: Merrith Baughman, 402-223-3514
National Park Service
"Kids in Parks: Explore Your Winter World"
Families are invited to come to Homestead National Monument of America to explore their winter world with a Park Ranger on February 23 at 10:00 a.m.Dress appropriately to explore outside. This fun program will start at the Homestead Education Center.
Winter is a great time of the year to get outside and look for animal signs. With assistance from the trained eye of a Park Ranger kids young and old will discover the animals that call Homestead home and learn about their adaptations that allow them to survive the cold winter months.
"This great event is a wonderful way to slow down and discover the magic of nature and the beauty of the winter landscape", stated Superintendent Mark Engler.
Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2013.Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (Homestead National Monument of America).
Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit http://www.nps.gov/home.
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Did You Know?
The Homestead Act of 1862, which gave away 160 acre claims, was repealed in the lower 48 states in 1976. In Alaska, claims could be filed up to 1986!
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