Shenandoah National Park has announced its Resource Seminar Series for the park's 75th Anniversary celebration in 2011. Resource Seminars provide participants with the opportunity to get to know their national park a little more personally through hands-on opportunities and field experience. They provide a more in-depth experience to learn from scientists, researchers, educators, and other experts about resource issues and recreational opportunities in Shenandoah National Park. This year’s seminars include:
Hiking With Children: Saturday, June 11, 2011
The Basics of Family Camping: an overnight event on Saturday and Sunday, July 16–17, 2011
“Family Hiking: Hiking With Children” features Jeff Alt, noted author of A Walk for Sunshine and A Hike for Mike. Jeff will explain how to keep your children interested, entertained, and safe when hiking together. Jeff will provide tips on essential gear, types of clothing, trip planning, food, hydration, safety, how to keep the kids entertained, and on how families with children can experience nature together using the trails in Shenandoah National Park. The “Hiking With Children” seminar is free with your paid entrance into the park.
“The Basics of Family Camping” participants will camp overnight with park rangers and expert campers and learn basic camping skills. Gain practical knowledge which you can employ to plan your own family camping adventures. Camping equipment and food are provided for this overnight campout and includes optional hiking and exploring opportunities.
Advance reservations are required and space is limited. To register, visit the Shenandoah National Park’s website. For more information, contact the park’s Education Office at 540-999-3500, ext. 3489.