TUPELO, MS: The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to come and enjoy “Big Night for Salamanders” as part of the Read with a Ranger program. The program starts at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the Parkway Visitor Center. Read with a Ranger is a new 45-minute program that is most appropriate for ages six and under but all ages are welcome. Visitors can listen to a story, participate in a fun activity, and go on an optional quarter-mile hike. The program features a new story on the second Saturday of the month.
Participants will hear the story “Big Night for Salamanders” and 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.
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 (800) 305-7417.