Junior Ranger Days in the Big Thicket this July

Junior Ranger Days in the Big Thicket this July

Young people and their families are invited to Big Thicket National Preserve every Friday in July from 9 a.m. – noon for Junior Ranger Days. Each week, park rangers will lead fun, hands-on activities focused on a variety of topics, from wildlife to wilderness survival. These program are designed for kids ages 8 to 12.

July 6 – Wilderness Survival for Kids: Could you survive being lost in the outdoors? Learn the basics of wilderness survival.

July 13 – Water Wonders: What’s in the water? Do hands-on water sampling and other fun activities to learn about the critters that live in our local waters.

July 20 – Wild Things!: Immerse yourself in the lives of Big Thicket wildlife as you search for habitat, build a food Web, and learn about the adaptations that help animals survive.

July 27 – Wings over the Thicket: Experience what it’s like to be a bird searching for habitat, a bat hunting for insects, and more as we explore the world of flying animals in the Big Thicket.

All programs are free. Registration is encouraged but not required. For more information, visit the preserve’s website at www.nps.gov/bith/planyourvisit/calendar.htm or call the Big Thicket National Preserve visitor center at 409-951-6700.

For general information about Big Thicket National Preserve, visit www.nps.gov/bith. Follow them on Facebook www.facebook.com/BigThicketNPS, Twitter www.twitter.com/BigThicketNPS, and Instagram www.instagram.com/BigThicketNPS.

— NPS

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