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Channel Islands National Park Celebrates National Park Week

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News Release Date: April 18, 2024

Contact: Jasmine Reinhardt, 805-658-5784

Channel Islands National Park invites the public to upcoming special events to celebrate National Park Week during the week of April 21-28, 2024. The events are free and will feature family-friendly activities, ranger-led talks, junior ranger programs, beach cleanups, and more. All events are at 1901 Spinnaker Drive in Ventura Harbor.

Sunday, April 21, 2024
Join a beach cleanup from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Individuals, families, and groups are welcome. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Please wear closed toed shoes and sun protection. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own reusable bucket, gloves, and water bottles. Meet a ranger in front of the park’s visitor center for instructions, supplies, and to sign a required volunteer agreement.

Saturday, April 27, 2024
Celebrate National Junior Ranger Day between 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The event will feature family-friendly activities that children of all ages can participate in such as dance, music, whale art, storytelling, face-painting, and more. Children will have the opportunity to earn a sticker, pin, or junior ranger badge.

Sunday, April 28, 2024
Explore Art in the Parks during April, National Poetry Month. Experience a unique "Poetry in the Garden" walk from 10:00 to 10:45 am in the native plant garden at the park visitor center. Visitors may also view a special gallery exhibit by park volunteer, Tim Hauf, documenting 30 years of photography in the park, which is on display in the visitor center theater through the end of the month.  

Follow the official social media accounts for Channel Islands National Park for up-to-date information. 

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Last updated: April 18, 2024

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