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Join us in kicking off National Park Week,April 16-24, 2016, by celebrating National Junior Ranger Day this weekend at Homestead National Monument of America. A Park Ranger will be leading an adventure filled trail hike at 1 p.m. on April 16 and 17 at the Homestead Education Center. Help the Ranger prowl the prairie and scout for birds, mammals and more! Throughout the weekend, snag a Junior Ranger book and discover the rich history of the park while earning a Homestead Junior Ranger badge! But wait –there is more! By participating in the Junior Ranger program and/or hike this weekend, YOU can earn a special wooden Centennial Junior Ranger badge!
"Junior Rangers are important to the National Park Service. In learning about the parks, they help their friends and families build connections to these special places," stated Superintendent Mark Engler.
Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2016. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (HomesteadNM).
Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska and 45 miles south of Lincoln. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit https://www.nps.gov/home/