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Contact: Melanie Sander, (662) 680-4053
TUPELO, MS – In celebration of the National Park Service’s 101st birthday on August 25, 2017, the Natchez Trace Parkway will host a month-long exhibit featuring artwork and pledges made by local Boys and Girls Club Members during a weeklong Every Kid in a Park Environmental Camp at the Parkway. The exhibit includes a five-minute film that captures the participant’s activities and reflections on their experience. After reading the children’s pledges, visitors are encouraged to add a pledge, in their own words, to the exhibit.
The exhibit, located in the auditorium of the Parkway Visitor Center, will run August 1 – August 31, 2017. The Parkway Visitor Center is located along the Natchez Trace Parkway at milepost 266, just north of Tupelo, Mississippi. For more information about this and other Parkway programs, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/natr, or call 1-800-305-7417.
America's federal lands and waters are living classrooms. Make learning come alive by participating in Every Kid in Park. All current 4th graders and their families can visit national parks, monuments, seashores and more for free. Learn more at www.everykidinapark.gov
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 417 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.