Park Hosts Junior Ranger Day

BAR HARBOREnjoy a special family day in Acadia National Park, either on Mount Desert Island or at the Schoodic Peninsula section of the park, as part of the 5th annual National Junior Ranger Day.

On Saturday, April 30, from 1 to 4 p.m., children 12 and younger and their families are invited to get outside, get moving, explore, and discover how to protect Acadia’s natural and historical resources. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the great outdoors! Children must be accompanied by an adult.


On Mount Desert Island, Junior Ranger Day activities will take place at the Sieur de Monts Spring area on Route 3 south of Bar Harbor. Play with pioneer toys, dance with Smokey Bear, practice throwing with an atlatl, participate in animal olympics, draw nature cartoons, or try moving like Acadia’s wildlife, among other fun activities. Call 288-8812 for more information.

On the Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC) campus on the Schoodic Peninsula, you can be a salamander sleuth, learn about many different animals’ adaptations to their environments, do a Leave No Trace challenge course, work on nature arts, and play old-fashioned games, as well as participate in other fun things. Call 288-1312 for more information.

Participants are welcome for the whole event or can stop by any time for part of it. This event is free and activities take place rain or shine, so arrive prepared for the weather.

National Park Service Junior Ranger supplies will be given out while they last. The event is sponsored by Acadia National Park and the Wild Gardens Committee of Friends of Acadia.

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