August 15, 2011
Contact: Susan Jones
The staff and volunteers at Fort Stanwix National Monument invite families to join in the "Backyard Club" program on Sunday, August 21 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fort Stanwix National Monument's Willett Center.
Water! Water! Everywhere, but what did the soldiers at Fort Stanwix drink? Join the Fort Stanwix National Monument staff as they go on the incredible water cycle journey. Along the way you will collect "water molecules" to take home. Join the fun! You have heard of Lake Oneida, but have you heard of Lake Iroquois? Why does the rain water that falls on the east side of the fort go south and the rain water on the west side of the fort go north? Make a rain stick and see. What can you do to help keep our rivers and streams clean? Build a rain garden in your own backyard. Join us and learn how.
So let's get moving and dive right in at Fort Stanwix. The water's great! Become a Backyard Club Buddy, today.
For more information about "The Backyard Club", please call Fort Stanwix National Monument at 315-338-7730 and speak with one of the rangers. The other program dates are: Monday, October 10, Friday, November 11, and Wednesday, December 28. All programs are free and no reservations are necessary.
Fort Stanwix National Monument is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the park is free. Activities are ongoing unless noted. For more information about upcoming events please call the park at (315) 338-7730.Please visit the park's web page at www.nps.gov/fost for additional information about the park and up-to-date news about park events.
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