National Junior Ranger Day

junior rangersChildren of all ages are invited to bring their favorite adult to Olympic National Park’s celebration of National Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Activities will take place at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center located at 3002 Mount Angeles Road in Port Angeles.

This year, the theme for Junior Ranger Day and National Park Week is “Go Wild!”

Children accompanied by an adult can participate in a variety of free activities including ranger-guided walks, craft projects, and outdoor games. There will also be a wilderness "campsite," search and rescue equipment, and emergency service vehicles for hands-on exploration, microscopes for an up-close look at insects, and the Children’s Discovery Room will be open for play.

Olympic’s Junior Ranger program is a year-round way for children and families to experience and enjoy the park. Children can complete the Olympic National Park Junior Ranger activity booklet, attend a ranger program and explore park nature trails to earn a Junior Ranger badge and certificate.

They also have the opportunity to participate in the new Ocean Stewards program and complete a hands-on activity booklet to earn an Ocean Stewards patch. For more information on the Ocean Stewards program, listen to the interview with Ranger Dean Butterworth, which aired on Thursday, April 24, 2014 on Daybreak with Jeff and Dale.

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For more information on Olympic’s Junior Ranger Day, please call 360-565-3146.

April 24, 2014