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Contact: Jason Verhaeghe, 907-983-9243
Skagway –Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park celebrates Junior Ranger Day on July 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Moore Homestead, on 5th Avenue between Broadway St. and Spring St. All events are free and open to the public.
Junior rangers learn, protect, and explore national parks. From neighbors down the street to neighbors across the border, we are grateful to our park partners for helping us provide this wonderful stewardship opportunity for children in Skagway and surrounding communities.
Hey Kids! From ice cream to eagles and from dancing to seaweed, Junior Ranger Day is bursting with awesome activities to connect you to your national park.
·See birds of prey up close in shows by the American Bald Eagle Association.
·Enjoy performances by the Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Dancers 11:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m.
·Challenge yourself in a Junior Fire Ranger Obstacle Course by the Skagway Fire Department.
·Let your imagination run wild with driftwood, bark, and other fun, tactile parts of nature at a construction station provided by the Dahl Memorial Clinic.
·Be a salmon in the Skagway Traditional Council's salmon survival game!
·Build mini-history cards with the Skagway Public Library and use them to learn about special buildings in town.
·Eat ice cream as fast as you can! The Friends of the Klondike Corridor challenge you to beat the world record in a Klondike Bar speed eating contest.
·Make your own map and earn your special, Centennial Junior Ranger Badge from the National Park Service. This badge is only available this year because 2016 is the National Park Service's 100th Birthday.Additional activities will be provided by Parks Canada, the Skagway Museum, and the Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center. Join us for a day of unforgettable fun!