TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway will recognize National Park Week, April 20-28, 2013, and National Junior Ranger Day with the annual “Celebrate Wildlife Weekend” on Saturday, April 20, 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 Natural Resources Conservation Service, Mississippi State University, the Bear Education and Restoration Group of Mississippi, and the Mississippi Bat Working Group
- Wildlife Discovery hike along the Beech Springs Nature Trail
- A special Junior Ranger Day Scavenger Hunt
This program is free to the public. Mr. Vandeventer’s program will be available to local schools on Friday, April 19. 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 more information about this and other Parkway programs, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/natr, or call 1-800-305-7417.