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Contact: Kristin Schwarz, (662) 680-4048
TUPELO, MS – Children and their families are encouraged to come enjoy the Read with a Ranger program at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at the Parkway Visitor Center in Tupelo, MS. This month’s featured story is “My, Oh My – a Butterfly,” a fun Dr. Seuss book that explores the stages of metamorphosis from an egg to a butterfly. Participants will learn fun facts about butterfly communities found not only along the Natchez Trace Parkway but also in their own backyards.
Read with a Ranger is a 45-minute program that is most appropriate for ages six and under, but all ages are welcome. Participants listen to a story, join in a fun activity and go on an optional and easy half-mile hike. Read with a Ranger features a new story on the second Saturday of the month. To confirm the time and program scheduled each month, please check on our website calendar at www.nps.gov/natr/
This program is free to the public. The visitor center is located at milepost 266 on the Natchez Trace Parkway, near Tupelo, Mississippi. For additional information, call 1-800-305-7417.
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