Shenandoah National Park Celebrates Junior Ranger Day
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?
Shenandoah National Park may be one of the few places where you could see a spotted skunk sitting under a gray birch tree. The spotted skunk is at the northern part of its range while the gray birch is at the southern part of its range.