National Junior Ranger Day in the Smokies

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Great Smoky Mountains National Park will celebrate the third annual National Junior Ranger Day on April 25, 2009 with special activities at the Park's three visitor centers.

From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., children and their families can join in a variety of free hands-on activities, including searching for salamanders, making dinner bells at a blacksmith shop, historic toy making, weaving, wildflower searches as well as other natural and cultural opportunities will be available. Information on the specific programs will be available at the Sugarlands, Oconaluftee, and Cades Cove Visitor Centers.

National Junior Ranger Day is a special event for National Park Week. Most parks throughout the country will host ceremonies, interactive games, and special events designed to connect children with the resources found in national parks.

All events are free. For more information, please visit:


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