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Every Day Is Earth Day At Rocky Mountain National Park

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Date: April 10, 2013
Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363

Come celebrate Earth Day at Rocky Mountain National Park. A special Earth Day event will be held Saturday, April 20, at the Fall River Visitor Center from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Earth Day is a way the world can unite around the importance of environmental service and awareness.  Drop by the Fall River Visitor Center and have fun learning how to become better stewards of our shared environment. There will be an Arts and Crafts station to create cool Earth Day artwork and park staff and scientists will be on hand to share information on a variety of topics!  The schedule of events follows:      

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Family Discovery Day Program           

11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. - Life on the Edge Program

1:30 p.m. - Story Time with a Ranger 

10:30 to noon - Participate in a trash pick-up project and get free park admittance for the day! Come dressed for the weather. Equipment will be provided.       

There will be park greenhouse tours from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Come see young plants springing to life. Directions to the greenhouse will be available from the Fall River Visitor Center or Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.      

April 20 is also National Junior Ranger Day. Junior Ranger Activity Books are always free and available at park visitor centers. On Saturday, a special Earth Day Scavenger Hunt activity will be available as well. Most of these special activities on April 20 are taking place at the Fall River Visitor Center which is located on US Highway 34.      

For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please call the park's Information Office at (970) 586-1206 or visit www.nps.gov/romo     

Did You Know?

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In 1915, Congress created Rocky Mountain, the nation's 10th national park. Congress created the National Park Service in 1916.