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Free Junior Ranger Programs  

Jun/11/2011 - Jul/09/2011
Location: Ridgeland, Mississippi

The Parkway Information Cabin at Milepost 102.4 in Ridgeland, MS, will present Junior Ranger programs from June 11 through July 9, 2011. The programs will begin each Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. and last about one hour.

Programs will cover natural and cultural history topics that are related to the Natchez Trace Parkway. Junior Ranger programs are free to the public and are most appropriate for children ages 7-12.

June 11, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.
“Kaintuck Camping” Participants will follow in the path of an early “Kaintuck” and set up an early 1800s style camp. Junior Rangers will learn a variety of hands-on skills including setting up a wedge style tent and learning to start a campfire using flint & steel.

June 18, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.
“Nature Bingo” Junior Rangers will practice nature observation skills and see if they can fill their “Bingo” card.

June 25, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.
“Fish Printing” Children will learn more about Mississippi fish species by practicing the art of fish printing. Participants can make a fish print to take home. All supplies are included.

July 2, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.
“Can You See Me Now?” The Natchez Trace is home to many animals, some of which are hard to spot. Junior Rangers will discover more about animal camouflage through hands-on activities.

July 9, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.
“Make a Berry Basket” Junior Rangers will use traditional materials to make a small berry basket to take home.

A list of Junior Ranger programs for the summer can be obtained by visiting the Parkway’s website at For more information call 601-898-9417.

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Contact: Sandra Kavanaugh
Phone: (601) 898-9417

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