Kids & Youth
A Call to Young Artists!
Saratoga National Historical Park is now accepting submissions from fourth through seventh grade students for the park's Annual Pass Artwork Contest. The purpose of the student contest is to promote stewardship and understanding of resources protected within Saratoga National Historical Park. The focus for this contest is for young artists to create and submit original, colorful artwork which illustrates the beauty of Saratoga National Historical Park in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial in 2016. The winning entry will become the artwork for Saratoga's 2016 Annual Park Pass - over 1,000 passes are sold each year!
Entry Guidelines: Each entry for the contest must include original, colorful artwork depicting one or more of the natural or cultural resources protected in the park. A banner will be inserted on the winning artwork for use on the 2016 park pass. All submissions must be e-mailed to email@example.com with the accompanying entry form by Friday, November 27, 2015.
Judging and Prizes: Entries will be judged on design and creativity of a scene that illustrates the beauty of Saratoga National Historical Park. NPS staff will narrow the field to the top ten submissions; these will then be posted on Facebook where the public can cast their vote. Winners will be announced Friday, December 4, 2015 and will be notified by e-mail.
First Place Award: a 2016 annual park pass featuring the winning artwork (available January 2016) and a $100 Eastern National museum store gift certificate (to be redeemed in person only at Saratoga NHP).
Second Place Award: $50 Eastern National museum store gift certificate (to be redeemed in person only at Saratoga NHP).
Third Place Award: $25 Eastern National museum store gift certificate (to be redeemed in person only at Saratoga NHP).
Please refer to these additional entry guidelines for more information or contact Ranger Megan Stevens at (518)670-2982 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Boy Scouts of AmericaSaratoga National Historical Park participates in the Boy Scouts of America's National Historic Trails Program. Scouts hiking our historic Wilkinson Trail as part of a Scout unit function can earn a Trail Patch.
Completing additional requirements allows Cub Scouts to also earn a Trail Pin; additional requirements for Boy Scouts allows them to earn an additional Trail Medal. NOTE: THE TRAIL MEDALS HAVE BEEN TEMPORARILY DISCONTINUED BY TWIN RIVERS BOY SCOUT COUNCIL.PDF versions of the Cub Scout Leaders' Packet (file size: 240 kb) and the Boy Scout Leaders' Packet (file size: 281 kb)are available as downloadable documents.
Girl Scouts of AmericaSaratoga National Historical Park also participates in an award program through the Girl Scouts of America. By completing a series of activities, based on their level in the program, Girl Scouts can earn a Saratoga National Historical Park Award Patch.
A PDF version of the Activity Sheet is available as a downloadable document (file size: 83.1 kb).
Student Research Packet (Elementary level)