National Junior Ranger Day Activities Scheduled in Park's North and South Units
Contact: Eileen Andes, 701-623-4466
Theodore Roosevelt National Park invites children and families to participate in National Junior Ranger Day activities on April 24, 2010. Park rangers will host one-hour programs about the park’s wildlife and the many clues animals leave behind, including a guided hike and scavenger hunt. Participants will earn a Junior Ranger Day patch and certificate upon completion of the activity. Participation is free and the regular entrance fee will not be charged to enter the park.
The Junior Ranger Day activities are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. MDT at the South Unit’s Cottonwood Picnic Area and at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. CDT at the North Unit’s Juniper Picnic Area. Each of the four sessions is scheduled to last one hour.
“Junior Ranger Day is a great opportunity for children and families to connect with nature and build lasting memories together,” said Superintendent Valerie Naylor. “We encourage families to participate in this fun, hands-on program.”
Participants should dress appropriately for the weather, wear sturdy hiking shoes or boots, and bring plenty of water. Children must be accompanied by parents or guardians.
Upon completion of the activity, participants will return to either the North or South Unit Visitor Center for the presentation of Junior Ranger Day certificates and patches.
Refreshments will be available, courtesy of the Friends of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
National Junior Ranger Day activities are part of the National Park Week celebration which is held annually the third week of April throughout the National Park Service.
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