National Park Week Open House and Kids Art Contest Awards Planned at Voyageurs National Park
Contact: Tawnya Schoewe, 218-283-6670
The park is hosting a National Park Week Open House at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center on Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Visitors may view the Kids Art Contest entries, attend the award ceremony, enjoy refreshments, make a craft, and participate in a special evening of hiking into the woods. This hike will provide an opportunity to listen to the sounds of the night and learn about adaptations of nocturnal animals. There will also be a campfire and marshmallows for roasting for those who wish to sit and enjoy the warmth of a fire.
Scheduled Activities include:
Voyageurs National Park celebrates the 8th year of the Kids Art Contest. Over 355 children entered this year's contest. This year the theme was "The Park after Dark." All are invited to view the outstanding artwork at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center through Saturday, April 23, 2011.
Prizes and refreshments for the Annual Kids Art Contest are provided by Voyageurs National Park Association (VNPA).
Voyageurs National Park is pleased to announce the winners of the 8th Annual National Park Week Kids Art Contest.
First and Second Grade
Third and Fourth Grade
Fifth and Sixth Grade
National Park Week is proclaimed each year by the President of the
The best way to celebrate National Park Week is by visiting and enjoying your national parks. Voyageurs National Park welcomes you to join us this weekend as we kick off a new season of great opportunities to enjoy the beautiful lakes, woods, and wildlife of our northern home. Looking for suggestions of what to do in the park this spring or summer? Stop by the Rainy Lake Visitor Center, open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., or call us at 218–286–5258.
Did You Know?
Volunteers helped to maintain and clear park trails, such as the 24 mile-long Kab Ash Trail.