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Contact: Kristin Schwarz, 662-680-4048
TUPELO, MS:The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to come and enjoy "The Prairie that Nature Built" as part of the Read with a Ranger program at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2016.Read with a Ranger is a new 45-minute program at the Parkway that is most appropriate for ages six and under but all ages are welcome. Visitors can listen to a story, participate in a fun activity, and go on an optional quarter mile hike. The Read with a Ranger program will feature a new story on the second Saturday of the month from April through September.
In "The Prairie that Nature Built," discover the plants and animals that make a prairie community flourish. After the story, visitors will learn what flowers, insects, and other animals can be found in the Parkway's Blackland Prairie. Join a park ranger for a .25 mile trail walk (optional) to see if we can find any of the plants or animals from the story!
This program is free to the public. The Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center is located at milepost 266 on the Natchez Trace Parkway, near Tupelo, Mississippi. For additional information, please call (662) 680-4027 or (800) 305-7417.
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