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Contact: Deb DeCovis, 928-821-0745
National Park Service News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MAY 23, 2011
ED CUMMINS, CHIEF RANGER, MOCA/TUZI, 928-567-3322, X 227
Kid’s "Green Ranger" Program at Montezuma Well Expanded for Summer
The National Park Service’s "Green Rangers" program will be expanding to two Wednesdays in addition to the two Saturdays in June and July. The summer schedule for the Green Rangers will be from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on June 1, 4, 8, and 11 and July 6, 9, 13, and 16 at Montezuma Well.
The Green Ranger program is for kids between the ages of 9-12 years and teaches kids about native plants and habitat restoration. This summer, the Green Ranger sessions will also have themes. June session topics will include pollinators, stewardship, educational scavenger hunts, seed collecting, native and invasive plant identification. July session topics will include nature walks to introduce wildlife, bird watching, stewardship, native and invasive plant identification. As part of this program, kids will be working with park natural resource staff at Montezuma Well to collect native seeds, learn about native and invasive plants, and assist in the Native Pollinator and Traditional Use Garden areas at Montezuma Well.
Each session will have up to 15 kids enrolled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Kids must be signed in with the youth coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org or 928-821-0745) prior to attending. There is no cost for the program.
This program is an ongoing National Park Service effort to connect local kids to the outdoors and teach them about natural resource stewardship. Montezuma Well is located in Rimrock, AZ and is a unit of Montezuma Castle National Monument. We hope that you join us at the Well and make this program a success!