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Contact: Barb Maynes, 360-565-3005
Children of all ages are invited to bring their favorite adult and come to the National Junior Ranger Day celebration on Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center.
Special activities are scheduled throughout the day, including four 40-minute ranger-guided walks at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30 and 1:30. Microscopes will be set up for in-depth views of insects and plants, the Children’s Discovery Room will be open for play and exploration, and the park’s award-winning film will be shown.
“If you’re already a Junior Ranger, we hope you’ll wear your badge and be recognized for your achievements,” said Olympic National Park Superintendent Bill Laitner. “For all other kids, we invite you to bring your families and join in the fun on April 28 and become a Junior Ranger.”
Children must be accompanied by an adult; all activities are designed to be fun and enjoyable for adults too.
Olympic’s Junior Ranger program is a special year-round way for children and families to experience and enjoy the park. Children complete Junior Ranger activity booklets, attend a ranger program and explore park nature trails to earn a Junior Ranger badge and certificate.
The Olympic National Park Visitor Center is located at 3002 Mount Angeles Road in Port Angeles. For more information, people may call 360-565-3146.
National Parks across the country are celebrating Junior Ranger Day with events and programs designed around the motto: Explore, Learn, Protect: Be a Junior Ranger. National Junior Ranger Day celebrates both new and experienced Junior Rangers.