Junior Ranger Day 2010

The Terrell family in the machine shop learning about Thomas Edison and working on the Junior Ranger booklet.
Team Terrell listening to the audio tour and learning about Thomas Edison.  Together they completed the  booklet and help swear in three new Junior Rangers.

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It was a perfect day for Junior Rangers - bright, sunny and warm. Throughout the day many families tried out the new Junior Ranger booklet. Just as Thomas Edison worked in teams to accomplish projects, the new Junior Ranger booklet encourages families to work as a team to help the new Junior Ranger to complete the activities. Check below and see some of the inventions and advertisements that new Junior Rangers designed.

While visiting the park, Junior Rangers also learned how to play two of the Edison family's favorite games - Parcheesi and Chinese Checkers.

 
Children sitting around a table playing Edison's favorite game, Parcheesi.
Children sitting around a table in the Laboratory Courtyard playing one of Thomas Edison's favorite games - Parcheesi.

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 Young boy working with Tinker Toys inventing a new computer.
A young Junior Ranger tries his hands at inventing.  His idea was a new type of computer.

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A family learns to play an Edison family game, Chinese Checkers.
A family learns to play and Edison family game, Chinese Checkers.

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Drawing from the page of the Junior Ranger booklet.  On this page the Junior Ranger is asked to draw an idea for a new invention.  This Junior Ranger chose a  Clean-Up machine for their new invention.
On this page the Junior Ranger is asked to draw an idea for a new invention.  This Junior Ranger chose a Clean-Up machine and a seed planter for their new invention.

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One of the pages in the Junior Ranger booklet asks the Junior Ranger to design an advertisement about visiting Thomas Edison National Historical Park.
One of the pages of the Junior Ranger booklet asks the Junior Ranger to design an advertisement on visiting Thomas Edison National Historical Park. This Junior Ranger thought the park was Fun and Interesting!

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Last updated: February 26, 2015

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