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Junior Ranger Day Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.

Event Volunteers help with programs throughout the summer. We have several junior ranger days in spring and summer. We also work with a local group to plant native wildflowers near the bank of the river.


Junior Ranger Days:

Kite Day (March 30) - Assist kids with creating a kite. Families come to the park and fly a kite or kids can make a kite to fly.


Three Forts Day (June 22) - We provide a number of activities for kids to learn about 18th Century life in what would become Indiana. Most volunteers are living history volunteers, however volunteers are also needed at the information table, in the visitor center and at the memorial. Activities typically offered include breadmaking, sewing demonstrations, historic weapons demonstrations, tool use, fur trading information tables, and historical games. Anyone wishing to provide historic weapons demonstrations must be at least 16 years old and attend six hours of training before they can provide demonstrations.


Art in the Park (July 13) - Art, demonstrations and crafts for kids. Typical activities include painting or drawing activities, communal coloring page, model making demonstrations, poetry writing, music performance or instrument making, Do you have an art activity you would like to share?


Natural Resources Day (August 17) - Celebrating our natural environment with science! Typical activities include track identification and mold making, leaf rubbings and tree ID, water testing, and animal observation. Do you have a special science activity you want to share?


Astronomy Night (October 5) - The park has a telescope but we also welcome skilled hobbyists with their own telescopes. We provide space and visitors, you can observe whatever suits your telescope and interests, please bring all components needed to assist visitors in looking through your telescope.


Native Flower Planting: We work with "Knox County Goes Native" to plan these activities, if you are interested please submit a volunteer application with an email address so we can keep in touch with you regarding future planting dates.


We do not have park housing or campsites so volunteers within commuting distance are preferred.

Start Date - 2024-05-24

End Date - 2025-05-01

Activities include: General Assistance;Historical Preservation;Natural Resources Planning;Tour Guide/Interpretation;Visitor Information;Night Sky/Astronomy

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Location:

1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240, US

Mission Statement

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.

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The U.S. National Park Service, www.nps.gov, cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. We care for more than 400 national parks and help communities preserve their historic places and open spaces.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Environment
Sports & Recreation
Arts & Culture, Environment, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

Thu May 23, 2024 - Thu May 01, 2025
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM

WHERE

401 S. 2nd StreetVincennes, IN 47591

(38.67921,-87.53565)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Saturday

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