The facilities and grounds of Montezuma Castle National Monument and Montezuma Well are closed each year on December 25. Both sites will reopen and welcome visitors at 8:00 a.m. MST on December 26.
Kid’s “Green Ranger” Program Returns to Montezuma Well
Contact: Sharon Kim, 928-649-6195 x226
National Park ServiceNews Release
For Immediate Release - January 13, 2012
Kid's "Green Ranger" Program Returns to Montezuma Well
The National Park Service's "Green Rangers" program will be resuming in February 2012. The Green Ranger program is for kids between the ages of 9-12 years old and teaches kids about native plants and habitat restoration. Kids will be working with park natural resource staff at Montezuma Well to collect native seeds, learn about natural resources, and assist in the Native Pollinator and Traditional Use Garden areas at Montezuma Well.
The "Green Rangers" program meets the following Saturdays about the topics listed below. All Saturdays are 9-11am.
· February 11 & February 25-Plants
· March 3 & March 17-Pollinators
· April 7 & April 21-Earth Day topics
· May 12 - Habitats
Each session will have up to 15 kids enrolled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Kids must be signed in with the youth coordinator (Email Us or 928-821-0745) prior to attending. There is no cost for the program.
This program is an ongoing National Park Service effort to connect local kids to the outdoors and teach them about natural resource stewardship. Montezuma Well is located in Rimrock, AZ and is a unit of Montezuma Castle National Monument. We hope that you join us at the Well and make this program a success!
Did You Know?
Illinois Pondweed, Potamogeton illinoensis, is an invasive species at Montezuma Well. Although the ducks love to eat it, Rangers must rake the pondweed out each week to avoid clogging the Outlet allowing water in the prehistoric canal to run free.