Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Junior Ranger Program: “Mississippi Reptiles”

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TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to “Mississippi Reptiles,” a Junior Ranger program to be held at the Parkway Visitor Center on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 10 am.  Do you know the difference between a crocodile and an American alligator? Join Conservation Educator Deb Davis from the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, for this 45-minute live animal program to discover the answer to this and other interesting questions about reptiles in our backyard.

Conservation Educator Deb Davis, from the Mississippi Museum of Natural Resources, allows visitors to touch a live alligator while presenting “Mississippi Reptiles” at the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Junior Ranger is a 45-minute program that is most appropriate for children seven to 12 years old, but everyone is welcome.  Participants will be able to talk with a park ranger and join in a fun hands-on activity or craft.  Junior Ranger features various topics on the third Saturday of the month. To confirm the time and program scheduled each month, please visit our website calendar at

This program is free to the public. The visitor center is located at milepost 266 on the Natchez Trace Parkway, near Tupelo, Mississippi. For additional information, please call 1-800-305-7417.