Celebrate National Junior Ranger Day in Acadia

Child biking over Duck Brook Bridge.
Child biking over Duck Brook Bridge.

NPS/Greta Rybus

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News Release Date: April 20, 2015

Contact: Cynthia Ocel, 207-288-8812

Contact: Kate Petrie, 207-288-1312

In celebration of National Junior Ranger Day, Acadia National Park will host two special family festivals. Children 12 and under and their families are invited to get outside, get moving, explore Acadia's nature and history, and discover ways to protect your park. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the great outdoors! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

On Mount Desert Island, special outdoor activities will take place Saturday, May 2 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Sieur de Monts area on Route 3 south of Bar Harbor. Play with pioneer toys, meet Smokey Bear, learn about bats, watch a search dog demonstration, make s'mores over a campfire or create nature art along with other interactive stations. The Wild Gardens of Acadia and Camp Beech Cliff will be taking part in the festivities. Call 207-288-8812 for more information.

On Saturday May 16, join us at the Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC) campus south of Winter Harbor from 1 pm to 4 pm. Enjoy an afternoon searching for salamanders, testing your skills as a junior firefighter, exploring bird migration, creating with an artist, learning about sea creatures, and other fun events. Meet at the Moore Auditorium. Call 207-288-1312 to find out more about Junior Ranger Day at Schoodic.

Stop by anytime and stay as long as you can. These popular days are free and activities take place rain or shine, so please come prepared for the weather. National Park Service Junior Ranger supplies will be given out while they last!


Last updated: April 20, 2015

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