Junior Ranger Challenge -- Design a Visitor Center
Military engineer Thaddeus Kosciuszko was very skilled at designing and building forts during the Revolutionary War. He had to consider where to put the fort, what it would be made from, and how many windows and doors it would have. He would even have to think about where the soldiers inside the fort would go to the bathroom.
Sometimes park rangers get to design big things, like exhibits or a new visitor center. A visitor center is a place where visitors can talk to rangers, get maps, and go to the bathroom. Some visitor centers have exhibits about the park, or theaters where visitors can watch a film.
Now it is your turn to be a designer. Are you up for the challenge?
Your challenge: Design a visitor center for the Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
Directions1. Read the information below about the visitors who come to the Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial to see the house and learn more about the Polish patriot.
2. On a piece of paper, design a visitor center for the house. Your drawing MUST have a bathroom and somewhere to learn about Thaddeus Kosciuszko. It can also have a gift shop, a theater, and even a play area for families.
Looking for ideas? Check out some examples in the Junior Ranger Challenge Photo Gallery.
Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
Read the information below to help you figure out what to put in your visitor center.
BONUS! Design a house that YOU would want to live in1. On a piece of paper, draw a picture of your dream house. Will it be on a hill overlooking your neighborhood? What will it be made of? How many rooms will it have?
2. Your house will need to have windows and doors.
Last updated: February 3, 2018