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    Petrified Forest

    National Park Arizona

Junior Ranger Days Begin at Petrified Forest National Park 2011

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Date: July 1, 2011
Contact: Sarah Hervé, 928-524-6228 x 264

Petrified Forest—Visitors to the park can earn a special Junior Ranger badge and patch by participating in a variety of fun and educational activities on Saturdays from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm during the summer. Activities will focus on the subjects of paleontology, archeology, United States history, and arts and crafts. Locations will vary so feel free to call the park or visit the park website for more details.

July 16 Museum Detectives at Rainbow Forest Museum: what can you discover from the ancient clues?

July 23 Sandbox Archeology at Painted Desert Visitor Center: Dig into the past!

July 30 Petroglyph making at Painted Desert Visitor Center: connect with the ancestral Puebloans.

August 6 Paint the Painted Desert at Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark: bring out your creativity!

August 13 Origami at Rainbow Forest Museum: create your own dinosaurs through this ancient art of folding paper.

August 20 Sandbox Paleontology at Painted Desert Visitor Center : Dig into the past!

August 27 Animal Tracks at Painted Desert Visitor Center: who lives here?

For information call (928) 524-6228, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time; or write to the Superintendent, Petrified Forest National Park, P.O. Box 2217, Petrified Forest, AZ 86028; or e-mail the park Superintendent.

Did You Know?

Pallid bat sleeping on a wall.

There are about ten known species of bats in the park. This is a pallid bat sleeping at the Painted Desert Complex. Discover more about mammals of Petrified Forest. More...