Attention junior explorers and future rangers!

Cape Cod National Seashore offers fall Junior Explorer programs for kids ages 8-13

The Cape Cod National Seashore is offering an exciting schedule of nature programs for children ages 8 to 13.  This is the perfect Saturday activity for future rangers in training.  Kids will learn to develop skills for the Cape Cod wilds!

There are two separate programs running simultaneously, an Eastham/Wellfleet program from September 6 through October 11 and a Truro/Provincetown program from September 6 through September 27. All programs run for one hour on Saturday and all are free! 

salt_pond_visitors_center_250Parents must remain with their children and registration is required. See details and a program listing below:

EASTHAM/WELLFLEET PROGRAM
Saturdays at 10am, September 6 through October 11, 2008
Call the Salt Pond Visitor Center at 508-255-3421 for meeting locations and to register

September 6 - Nature Journal - In nature, things are happening all around you.
Create a journal and then go outside to discover and record what may be under your
very nose.

September 13 - Nature’s Grocery - Did you know the outdoors is a grocery store?
Learn what plants have been “good eats” for people for hundreds of years - and can
still make it to your plate today!

September 20 - Outstanding Owls - Are they wise? How do they fly silently? Find out
the answers to these questions and also dissect the “leftovers” of an owl’s meal, to find
out what they eat. (handicapped-accessible)

September 27 - A Child’s Life - Life in the 1800’s was a lot of work, but kids still
managed to have fun. Learn about some of the jobs and play some games that children
enjoyed in the past.

October 4 - Green Crab Invasion! - Learn about how these “wash-a-shores” have
changed the marshes of Cape Cod. This is a wading program, so be prepared to get
your feet wet!

October 11 - Nature Journal - In nature, things are happening all around you. Create
a journal and then go outside to discover and record what may be under your very nose. (handicapped-accessible)

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TRURO/PROVINCETOWN PROGRAM

Saturdays at 2pm, September 6 through September 27, 2008
Call the Province Lands Visitor Center at 508-487-1256 for meeting locations and to register

September 6 - Outstanding Owls - Are they wise? How do they fly silently? Find out
the answers to these questions and also dissect the “leftovers” of an owl’s meal, to find
out what they eat. (handicapped-accessible)

September 13 - Junior Lifesavers - Explore the world of Cape Cod’s shoreline heroes
through games and activities. Bring home some maritime skills to the 21st century.

September 20 - Nature Journal - In nature, things are happening all around you.
Create a journal and then go outside to discover and record what may be under your
very nose. (handicapped-accessible)

September 27 - Nature’s Grocery - Did you know the outdoors is a grocery store?
Learn what plants have been “good eats” for people for hundreds of years - and still
can make it to your plate today!

Ranger-led programs can be great fun for you and your kids, but sometimes nothing beats exploring on your own!  Visit the Cape Cod National Seashore's website to plan a day of hiking and exploring with the kids. 

The Salt Pond Visitor Center is open 9am-5pm daily and the Province Lands Visitor Center is open daily, 9am-5pm through October 31st.  Trail maps and other information is available at both centers and also online in PDF form. 

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