Cabrillo Park Celebrates Junior Rangers Day April 25

Superintendent Tom Workman invited everyone to celebrate National Park Week at Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego’s National Park, with special Junior Ranger Day activities on Saturday, April 25, 2009, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. National Park Week (April 18-26, 2009), celebrates and seeks to engage people with America’s national parks. The 3rd Annual National Junior Ranger Day is April 25 and Cabrillo National Monument will join more than 200 national park areas in presenting special Junior Ranger Day activities. The first National Junior Ranger Day in 2007 was a huge hit with park staff and volunteers serving 25,000 children in 123 parks, including Cabrillo National Monument. The motto for Junior Ranger Day is: Explore, Learn, Protect: Be a Junior Ranger.

The Junior Ranger program is designed to engage children and families in the stories embodied in their national parks. Children complete activity books that lead them through the park in a kid-friendly way. They are drawn to parts of the park story that they can relate to. When completed, they present their booklets to a ranger to earn a patch or badge and a certificate.

At Cabrillo National Monument, Junior Ranger Day activities will include a special, self-guided scavenger hunt, which children may do with their families while they explore the park, and Junior Rangers of any age who complete this program will receive a Junior Ranger Day 2009 button and certificate. There are Junior Ranger programs in 338 national park areas. Children who have…

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