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Children will have the opportunity to try their hands using some “old school” technology known as Morse Code and HAM radio technology. Other topics include a Prairie Food Web, roping, and old time chores. There are three 60-minute sessions, beginning at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m. During each program, children rotate through different stations learning about the natural and cultural history of the preserve. At the end of each grouping, children gather for a swearing-in ceremony and receive their special Junior Ranger patch, badge, and certificate. Children will become part of an elite group of special Jr. Rangers.
The Every Kid in a Park initiative is available again this year. The program gives each fourth grade student and their family a free annual pass to all National Parks and other federal lands throughout the United States. The National Park Service hopes to encourage children to spend more time outdoors exploring nature and enjoying the abundance of natural resources protected by various federal agencies. Go to this website to download your free pass today, https://www.everykidinapark.gov/.
The preserve invites you to discover the meaning of national parks, how your park inspires you – both in personal connections and memorable experiences. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is located two miles north of Strong City on Kansas State Highway 177 (the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway) and is a unique public/private partnership between the National Park Service and The Nature Conservancy. For additional information on Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, please visit www.nps.gov/tapr, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call the preserve at (620) 273-8494, or visit the preserve’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/NPS.TallgrassPrairie. To learn more about The Nature Conservancy in Kansas, visit the Conservancy’s website at www.nature.org/Kansas or Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TNCKansas .