National Park Week 2011

National Park Week celebrates one of America's best ideas, the national park system. Join Park Rangers for these free special activities.

Saturday, April 16--Junior Ranger Day
-10 a.m.-1 p.m. Science Rocks! Exercise Your Mind and Body Science rocks with Flumpa® and Friends Live! the entertaining, educational musical show that's fun for the whole family. Participate in Junior Ranger activities between shows.
-1:30 p.m Join us for the launch of the new Junior Trail Ranger program. Hike to the top of Hot Springs Mountain with a ranger.
More information.
-8 p.m. Full Moon Hike. Meet at the Hot Springs Mountain Tower. Hike will go to the North Mountain overlook and back.

Sunday, April 17--Taking the Waters
-1, 2, 3 p.m. Learn about the park's water and geology by tasting the spring water from different fountains. Meet in front of the Park Administration Building.

Monday, April 18--Bathhouse Row Tours
-10 a.m., 2, 3 p.m. Behind the scenes tours of the bathhouses. Meet at the Fordyce Bathhouse, park visitor center.
-Noon-12:30 p.m. Stretching your legs. Lunch time walk with a ranger.

Tuesday, April 19--Environmental Health and Exercise
10 a.m. Mystery Hike with a Ranger. Meet at Fordyce Bathhouse, park visitor center.
-Noon-2 p.m. Free blood pressure checks in the Fordyce bookstore.
-Noon-12:30 p.m. Stretching your legs. Lunch time hike with a ranger.

Wednesday, April 20--Creative Writing
-10 a.m.-noon The Art of Handwritten Letters - Preschoolers write letters or draw pictures of their experience in the park and mail them to loved ones.
-Noon-12:30 p.m. Stretching your legs. Lunch time hike with a ranger.
-4-6 p.m. The Art of Journaling - Visitors will hike with a park ranger and then enter their experiences in their journal.

Thursday, April 21--Pre-Earth Day Movie-WALL-E
-Noon-12:30 p.m. Stretching your legs. Lunch time hike with a ranger.
-7:30 p.m. WALL-E-Full length Disney-Pixar movie at Gulpha Gorge Campground. Rain location is Fordyce Bathhouse.

Friday, April 22--Recycle, Reuse, Reduce
Celebrate the 41st anniversary of Earth Day
-10-11 a.m. Children design their own reusable shopping bags and explore the 3 Rs.
-Noon-12:30 p.m. Stretching your legs. Lunch time hike with a ranger.
-1-3 p.m. Get a sneak peak of the thermal springs collection and distribution system of the park. This will be by reservation only by calling 501-620-6715, or by stopping by the Fordyce Bathhouse information desk.

children looking inside park law enforcement vehicle with ranger standing beside car
Look inside a Park Ranger car and talk to rangers about their job.

Saturday, April 23--Park Palooza
Experience the educational and recreational opportunities available in national parks and other public lands during this family-oriented event on Arlington Lawn from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information.
-4-5 p.m. Prom Dog Walk: Dress up your dog and yourself for a parade on the Grand Promenade. Starts on Arlington Lawn.

Sunday, April 24--Easter Hat Parade
1-2 p.m. Walk the Prom in your new Easter hat and clothes. Starts on Arlington Lawn.

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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