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


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Shenandoah National Park Celebrates Junior Ranger Day

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Date: April 13, 2012

Connecting children to nature will be the focus as Shenandoah National Park celebrates National Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 21.Visitors of all ages are invited to examine antlers, animal tracks, and curiosities of nature on touch tables and to try on ranger uniforms at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center (mile 4.6 on Skyline Drive) and Byrd Visitor Center (milepost 51).


Participants will be able to check out a park patrol vehicle or ambulance and try their hand as a wildland firefighter working a fire hose.Children can earn a special National Junior Ranger Day certificate and patch.


In addition to special Junior Ranger Day activities, regularly scheduled ranger-led programs will be offered.The complete activity schedule is posted on the park website, www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/rangerprograms.htm .


All activities are free.Park entrance fees will not be charged April 21-29 in celebration of National Park Week.

Did You Know?

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt visiting the CCC camps in Shenandoah 1933, taking time to have lunch with enrollees at Big Meadows.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt visited the Civilian Conservation Corps camp at Big Meadows in August 1933 and returned to Big Meadows in July 1936 to dedicate Shenandoah National Park.