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Park Programs August 2012

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Young visitors learn through fun activities with a park ranger.
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News Release Date: August 1, 2012
Contact: Dan Brown, 671-333-4051

Park Programs August 2012

Join park rangers this month for a variety of fun and interesting interpretive programs. Park rangers will lead special guided tours of park sites and share personal stories of those who fought in the Pacific War. Programs provide visitors an opportunity to learn about park resources, the people we honor, and how events of the past still influence us today. For specific program details, please see the attached schedule of events.

All events are free and open to the public. Most programs occur outdoors at different locations and vary in length from thirty minutes to one hour. Most hikes are moderate and short but traverse slippery and steep terrain, so wear appropriate footwear and attire. Visitors are encouraged to bring water, umbrellas, and insect repellant. In the event of inclement weather, programs may be delayed or cancelled. For more information or questions on specific programs, call 333-4050.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2012


Every day in August - The T. Stell Newman Visitor Center is open to the public. The visitor center hosts spectacular new exhibits that feature gripping stories and information about Guam's history, the Pacific Theater of World War II, and the beautiful natural resources of our island. Visitors can also watch a 10-minute movie in our theater and shop in the outstanding Pacific Historic Parks bookstore. The visitor center is open from 9 am - 4:30 pm daily.

Saturday, August 4 - 2 p.m. at Apaca Point - "Death Before Dishonor" -  Discover hidden fortifications along the Agat beach and learn about the Japanese struggle to defend Guam. (30 minutes)

Saturday, August 11 - 2 p.m. at Piti Guns - "Guns Hike" - Meet at the Veterans Cemetery on Route 6 and we'll caravan to the short hiking trail that leads to 3 large coastal defense guns. Although these are the only guns in their original positions protected by the park, we'll discover another reason why they are particularly unique. (45 minutes)

Saturday, August 18 - 2 p.m. at Asan Bay Overlook - "Soldier's Story" - Hear the story of one of Guam's sons, his World War II experience, and his harrowing return during the Battle of Guam. Did he really find what he was looking for?

Saturday, August 25 - 2 p.m. at Asan Beach - "Sailor's Story" - Join us for a look at quaint, pre-war Guam and the story of how one young man became caught up in a tragedy he never could have expected. (30 minutes)

Did You Know?

Satellite image of Super Typhoon Pongsona

Typhoons can occur in any month, although they are more common during the rainy season? But don't worry; typhoons give ample warning of their coming and there is plenty of time to take shelter.