DIAMOND — Join park rangers from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 15, at George Washington Carver National Monument for National Junior Ranger Day.

DIAMOND — Join park rangers from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 15, at George Washington Carver National Monument for National Junior Ranger Day.
Children of all ages will be able to participate in activities including learning about the life of George Washington Carver through a new Junior Ranger activity booklet and a special tour. Kids will also be able to make their own arts and crafts from recyclable materials as well as learn about old-fashioned toys and games.
 Last year they celebrated the National Park Service’s Centennial in August 2016.
According to a press released, “Now, we look into the next 100 years and engage the next generation of park rangers to protect our federal lands for future generations. Children are welcome to join a conversation with a park ranger to discuss what national parks mean to them and their vision for the future.”
 This “Find Your Park” event invites the public to see that a national park can be more than a place - it can be a feeling, a state of mind, or a sense of American pride. Beyond vast landscapes, the campaign highlights historical, urban, and cultural parks, as well as the National Park Service programs that protect, preserve and share nature, culture, and history in communities nationwide. National Junior Ranger Day is an annual agency-wide celebration designed to connect youth to their national parks.
For more information, call the monument at 325-4151.