Natchez Trace Parkway Read with a Ranger Program: “Pitter Patter”

News Releases

TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to come enjoy the Read with a Ranger program at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the Parkway Visitor Center. This month’s featured story is “Pitter Patter,” an adventure of Pitter and Patter, two raindrops making their way through the water cycle.  Although they fall from the sky together, they get separated and make their own way.  Find out if Pitter and Patter are finally able to come together once again.

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, join in a fun activity, and go on an optional and easy half-mile hike.  Read with a Ranger features a new story on the second 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, call (800) 305-7417. 

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