• Visitors bask in a golden sunset at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center in Shenandoah National Park

    Shenandoah

    National Park Virginia

Shenandoah National Park Junior Ranger Day

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Date: April 24, 2007
Contact: Karen Beck-Herzog, 540-999-3300

Shenandoah National Park Junior Ranger Day

Superintendent Chas Cartwright is inviting children of all ages to take part in the first National Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 28. The Junior Ranger program is designed to engage children and families in the stories embodied in their national parks. Children can attend ranger-led programs and complete activity books that lead them through the park in a kid-friendly way and are drawn to parts of the park story that they can relate to.

Fun filled activities will take place in the Byrd Visitor Center area between 10 am and 4:30 pm. Children that attend two activities will receive a Junior Ranger Day button or certificate, and a 20% discount coupon for any one item at the Byrd Visitor Center Bookstore. In addition, children can complete additional activities to receive a Junior Ranger Day Patch or Pin.

Schedule of Programs:

10:00 am – 11:00am Live Birds of Prey Program.

11:00 am – 3:30 pm Touch Table. Great for the little ones.

11:30 am "For the Love of Bears" Short talk.

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Bells and Whistles! Check out a Ranger Patrol Car.

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm "What IS a Junior Ranger Anyway"? Short talk.

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm More Bells and Whistles! Check out our Fire Engine.

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Junior Ranger Activity. Ages 6 and up.

3:30 pm "Our Deer Friends." Short Talk

Park staff look forward to welcoming back our Junior Ranger "alumni" and encourage all children to attend these exciting programs.

Byrd Visitor Center lies within the park at milepost 51 on Skyline Drive.

Did You Know?

Sunrise over the mountains

Benton McKaye, the “father of the Appalachian Trail,” was also instrumental in passage of the Wilderness Act. Shenandoah National Park carries on Benton McKaye’s legacy with 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail and almost 80,000 acres of designated wilderness. More...