(TUPELO, MS)– The Natchez Trace Parkway will begin Junior Ranger programs at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center on June 2, 2012. The programs will be conducted Saturday morning beginning at 10:00 am and will cover natural and cultural history topics that are related to the Natchez Trace Parkway. Parkway programs are free to the public and are most appropriate for children ages 7-12.
Junior Ranger Program Schedule for June 2012
June 2, 2012 at 10:00 am
“Tales from the Trees” Junior Rangers will make leaf rubbings, take tree height measurements, and do tree aging.
June 9, 2012 at 10:00 am
“Kaintuck Camping” Explore a “kaintuck” camp and learn about the gear the settlers carried with them on the Old Trace.
June 16, 2012 at 10:00 am
Saturday June 16, 2012 at 10:00 am
“Whose Track is That?” Junior Rangers will make a plaster track to take home and learn to look for signs of wildlife.
June 23, 2012 at 10:00 am
“Wildland Fire” Find out what it’s like to be a wildland firefighter. Use the tools and equipment and practice your firefighting skills.
June 30, 2012 at 10:00 am
“Disappearing Act” Join a Park Ranger to learn all about animal camouflage and create your own disappearing creature!
A list of Junior Ranger programs for the months of June and July can be obtained at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center at milepost 266 or by visiting the Parkway’s website at www.nps.gov/natr. For more information or to have a list mailed to you call 1-800-305-7417 or 662-680-4027.