Junior Ranger Day Activities
Junior Ranger Day is April 23, 2011! Join the rangers and volunteers at Salem Maritime, the national park in Salem for the nationwide celebration of Junior Ranger Day in the national parks Between 10 AM and 3 PM, the national park rangers and volunteers at Salem Maritime will present free programs for kids of all ages at the Salem Visitor Center, on historic Derby Wharf and on board the tall ship Friendship.
On board Friendship:
On Derby Wharf
At the National Park Service Visitor Center
New England Aquarium
The featured activity this year is the New England Aquarium's Traveling Tidepool. Do you know what a sea urchin eats and what eats a sea urchin? Find out from 11 AM to 2 PM under a tent on Derby Wharf. At the traveling tidepool kids will be able to see, touch, smell, and learn about live tidepool animals with the help of New England Aquarium educators.
Did You Know?
Salem native Captain John Derby was the first to bring news of the Battle of Lexington and Concord to England when he sailed from Derby Wharf in April 1775. In 1783, Captain John Derby was also the first person to bring news of the signing of the Treaty of Paris to America.