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Junior Ranger Day 2011
Contact: Eileen Andes, 701-623-4466
Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Host Junior Ranger Day
To celebrate the beginning of summer,Theodore Roosevelt National Park is recruiting Junior Rangers to spend a day discovering the park's wild inhabitants.Kids and their families are invited to enjoy a Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, June 25. Activities will be held in both the North and South Units of the park.
The fun in the South Unit will begin at the Cottonwood Campground Picnic Area at 9:00 a.m. MDT and will continue throughout the day.Kids will do an art project, go for a hike, and explore the park on a scavenger hunt. The day will end at 3:00 p.m. with a Junior Ranger graduation ceremony.
Activities in the North Unit will begin at 11:00 a.m. CDT at the Juniper Campground Picnic Area.Kids will enjoy several activities and take a hike to learn about plants and animals that live in the park.Junior Rangers will be recognized at a graduation ceremony at 3:00 p.m.
"Theodore Roosevelt was fascinated with wildlife, even as a young boy in New York City," said Superintendent Valerie Naylor."His interest in bison was the primary reason for his first trip to this part of Dakota Territory in 1883.Junior Ranger Day will be a great opportunity for families to discover and share TR's enthusiasm and appreciation for native animals."
Children must be accompanied by an adult for the day's activities and should bring a lunch, water, insect repellent, and clothing suitable for the weather.Trails may be muddy, so sturdy shoes are highly recommended.For further information and to register for the day's activities, please call the South Unit Visitor Center at 701-623-4730 x3417 or visit us on Facebook or Twitter.
Additional Junior Ranger Days will be held on July 16, and August 13.
Did You Know?
Prairie dogs are often persecuted for their apparent destructiveness to the plants in their towns. Although they do keep the grass's growth to a minimum, the rodent's foraging habits promote the growth of forbs, upon which other grazing animals such as bison, elk, deer, horses, and pronghorns feed. More...