BOULDER CITY, Nevada – Find out what it takes to be a park ranger and become an official Lake Mead National Recreation Area Junior Ranger! The National Park Service’s Annual Junior Ranger Day event will be held at Boulder Beach Picnic Area from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, April 15th (2017) … admission to the park is FREE!
Here is the flyer for ya and below that, the information that was sent out by the National Park Service in their press release…
Kids of all ages can participate in various activity stations where they can look at plankton through a microscope, learn about bats, see how a remote-controlled underwater camera works, try on firefighting gear, learn how to tell the age of a desert bighorn sheep, use a solar telescope and so much more.
There will even be face painting, live reptiles, sing-alongs with live music and K-9 demonstrations. After kids complete a variety of activities, they will be sworn in as official junior rangers and will be presented with a ranger hat and badge.
As this year’s special guest, Junior Ranger Ambassador Tigran will help swear in new rangers. He earned his first Junior Ranger badge when he was five years old. Now, he has more than 70 badges. He’s even been invited to the White House to help plant the White House Garden and has appeared as Trooper Tigran in the PBS cartoon Mack and Moxy.
Kids will also have the opportunity to meet Smokey Bear, Mojave Max, Charlotte the Bark Ranger and Coastie the talking robot boat.
All fourth graders will receive an Every Kid in a Park pass that will grant them and three guests free admission to more than 2,000 federal public lands, including more than 400 national park units.
For more information, call 702-293-8990. – NPS