Join us on Saturday, April 23 and celebrate National Park Week by becoming a Junior Ranger at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Following this year's theme, “Healthy Parks, Healthy People,” our exciting and lively activities will focus on being healthy and active. The free park ranger-led activities will be offered at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., with a special badge and swearing-in ceremony at 3:00 p.m. Come explore the park and learn about what makes Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore a special place and how the Lakeshore can help keep you healthy and active. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Kids of all ages are invited to attend any or all of the events. We will be offering the following programs. See you there!
Junior Ranger Day explorations:
10:00 a.m. Colorful World Exploration. Meet at Otter Creek (end of Esch Road).
1:00 p.m. Dune Climb Discovery. Meet at Dune Climb.
2:30 p.m. Pre-Ceremony Activities. Try on a real park ranger uniform and/or design a personal arrowhead badge at the visitor center before the official ceremony.
3:00 p.m. Junior Ranger Ceremony. Meet at the visitor center to take the Junior Ranger oath and receive the special National Junior Ranger Day badge and certificate. There will be light refreshments and prizes for all.
All activities are free. In honor of National Park Week from April 16-24, 2011, entrance fees at the National Lakeshore and all national park sites will be waived as well.
See you there!