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?
This beautiful white-barked tree is a favorite of visitors to Montezuma Castle National Monument. It is the Arizona Sycamore and was important to the Sinagua as well: the beams which you can see sticking through the walls of the Castle are original, placed about 800 years ago.