The Natchez Trace Parkway Commemorates National Park Week with “Celebrate Wildlife Weekend” on Saturday, April 23, 2011.
The Natchez Trace will recognize National Park Week, April 18-23, and Junior Ranger Day, with the annual “Celebrate Wildlife Weekend” on Saturday, April 23 at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
All exhibitors and events will be outdoors and include:
· Terry Vandeventer’s educational, fun, live snake program: “Snakes of Mississippi” at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
· Other exhibitors include the Tombigbee Pioneer Group and Mississippi State University
· Wildlife Discovery hike along the Beech Springs Nature Trail
· Hands-on activities
· A special Junior Ranger Scavenger Hunt
All events are free and open to the public, so come join us! Mr. Vandeventer’s program will be available to local schools on Thursday, April 21, 2011. Interested teachers can call the Parkway Visitor Center at 662-680-4027 for availability. The Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center is located along the Parkway at Milepost 266, just north of Tupelo, Mississippi.
For further information please call the Parkway Visitor Center at 1-800-305-7417.