SULPHUR, OK–Saturday, April 26th has been designated National Junior Ranger Day in conjunction with National Park Week (April 19-27), an annual presidentially proclaimed week for celebration and recognition of the country’s nearly 400 national park areas. The Junior Ranger program engages young people in age appropriate activities that allow them to discover the significance of a specific site and introduce them to the national park system and to the mission of the National Park Service.
Join us at the Travertine Nature Center on Saturday, April 28th at 11:00 a.m. as we explore "Where the Water Comes From". Junior Rangers will experiment with different types of rocks while learning which ones help make the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer possible, discover why Buffalo and Antelope Springs can go dry and build their very own aquifer with springs.
No reservations are required. A parent or guardian is asked to attend with each participating junior ranger. Each child receives a Junior Ranger booklet, badge, patch, and a certificate at the end of the program when they are sworn in as Junior Rangers.
If you have questions about Junior Ranger Day at Chickasaw National Recreation Area, please call the Travertine Nature Center at 580 622-7234.
As an added bonus, the park’s WNPA bookstore will be offering a 15% discount on all store merchandise during National Park Week. Visit www.nationalparkweek.org for more information about what is going on at National Park Service sites throughout the country. You can share your park experiences and photos on the website.