National Junior Ranger Day
NPS | John F. Mitchell
Saturday, April 19, 2014
"EXPLORING, LEARNING, PROTECTING"
Have you ever put your hand into a bear's footprint? Have you ever tried on a ranger hat? Here's your chance!
Shenandoah National Park has some special activities planned for National Junior Ranger Day. The program is designed to help children and families connect with parks in ways that engage them in exploring, learning, and practicing stewardship.
Most of the programs are open to visitors of all ages. Special "Junior Ranger Day"certificates and patches will be available.
Activities meet at (Dickey Ridge Vistor Center, Mile 4.6 and Byrd Visitor Center, Mile 51), on Skyline Drive, unless otherwise noted. There is no charge for the programs, and there's no need to register.
Junior Ranger Day Programs and Activities
National Junior Ranger Day is part of National Park Week, April 19-27, 2014. Special programs are being held at national parks around the country. Check out what other parks are doing by going here.
Did You Know?
In 1928, wanting to escape the heat and humidity of summers in Washington, D.C., Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover began looking for a "summer place" within a day's drive of the city. The Hoovers acquired land within the proposed Shenandoah National Park and built Rapidan Camp, their summer White House.