(TUPELO, MS)– The Natchez Trace Parkway will continue Junior Ranger programs at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center through July, 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 July 2012
July 7, 2012 at 10:00 am
“Picture This” Release your inner artist as you explore the Park and learn some basics of photography. Junior Rangers may bring their own camera, or one may be available to use or share.
July 14, 2012 at 10:00 am
“History’s Mysteries” Use your detective skills to uncover the story behind artifacts of the Natchez Trace.
July 21, 2012 at 10:00 am
“Mammal Masquerade” Unmask the mysteries of mammals on the Natchez Trace Parkway and make your own animal mask to take home.
July 28, 2012 at 10:00 am
“The Beak Knows Best” Use your “beak” and pick up different types of food as you learn about birds on the Natchez Trace Parkway.
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.