Natchez Trace Parkway Read with a Ranger Program: “Big Night for Salamanders”

TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to come enjoy the Read with a Ranger program at 10 am on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the Parkway Visitor Center. This month’s featured story is “Big Night for Salamanders,” where participants will embark on a virtual nail-biting journey as salamanders attempt to cross a busy road to lay their eggs in a spring pond. Will Ethan and his parents be able to help the amphibians make it across to safety? After the story, find out about the yellow-spotted salamander and the Parkway’s own salamander crossing.

Read with a Ranger is a 45-minute program that is most appropriate for ages six and under, but everyone is welcome.  Participants will listen to a story and join in a fun activity. To confirm the time and program scheduled each month, please visit www.nps.gov/natr/planyourvisit/calendar. 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, call (800) 305-7417. 

America’s federal lands and waters are living classrooms. Make learning come alive by participating in Every Kid Outdoors. All current 4th graders and their families can visit national parks, monuments, seashores and more for free. Learn more at www.nps.gov/everykidoutdoors

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