Natchez Trace Parkway Announces Free Junior Ranger Programs, June 2013

(TUPELO, MS)– The Natchez Trace Parkway will begin Junior Ranger programs at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center on June 1, 2013.  The programs will be conducted Saturday morning beginning at 10:00 a.m. and will cover natural and cultural history topics that are related to the Natchez Trace Parkway. Parkway programs are free to the public and are most appropriate for children ages 7-12.

Junior Ranger Program Schedule for June 2013

June 1, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

“Nature Trail Detectives” Explore a nature trail and practice the skills necessary to become a Nature Trail Detective.

June 8, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

“Sensory Overload” Use all of your senses to learn about the animals of the Natchez Trace Parkway.

June 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

“Awesome Outdoor Adventure” Have you ever camped in the great outdoors?  Help a Park Ranger set up a tent, roll out a sleeping bag and learn to start a campfire.

June 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

“History’s Mysteries” Use your detective skills to uncover the stories behind artifacts of the Natchez Trace.

June 29, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

“Muskets and Marching” Practice a drill and learn all about 18th century military life.

A list of Junior Ranger programs for the months of June and July can be obtained at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center at milepost 266 or by visiting the Parkway’s website at For more information or to have a list mailed to you call 1-800-305-7417 or 662-680-4027.

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