Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area Junior Ranger Day this weekend

Learn about Bighorn Canyon NRA during “Junior Ranger Day”

in Travel

By Cowboy State Daily

People interested in learning more about the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area should visit the recreation area near Lovell this weekend for “Junior Ranger Day.”

The day is filled with activities designed to teach kids and adults about the activities available to them in the park, said Todd Johnson, a park ranger and visual information specialist for the recreation area.

“It’s to get them to experience what the park is all about,” he said. “We have different activities for them. We have developed ‘junior ranger’ booklets and they get stamps in their booklets as they finish different activities.”

The celebration is part of National Park Week, observed April 20 through 28. Part of that observation nationally is “Junior Ranger Day,” Johnson said, although each park or recreation area is allowed to set its own activities and schedule for the day.

“It’s meant to help you better understand the individual park that you’re visiting,” he said.

Activities available during Saturday’s event at Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area will include fishing, geology and art, Johnson said. Participants will also be encouraged at one station to use a camera to take some photographs that they will then be able to post on social media.

Once the booklets are filled with stamps, participants can turn them in at the Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center to receive a National Park Week Junior Ranger badge.

While the activities are largely aimed at children, Johnson said it is not unusual to see adults visiting activity stations as well.

“Last year we had some women who just wanted to go ahead and participate, which is fantastic,” he said. “It’s a popular thing for adults to do as well, because they learn a lot.”

For more information, call the recreation area at (307) 548-5406.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

*

Latest from Travel

Sheep herding trials
“Frank,” a 5-year-old border collie owned by Wendy Auzqui, shows his stuff while herding. Frank will be one of the 40 to 50 dogs to put their sheep herding skills on display on Saturday during sheep herding trials at Gillette’s Cam-Plex. (Photo courtesy of Wendy Auzqui)

Working dogs to show their skills at Gillette’s Cam-Plex

The art of sheep herding will be on display in Gillette this
Quick Draw artist Burge
Sheridan artist Polly Burge displays her work completed at a previous Mammoth Quick Draw in World. During the event, selected artists complete pieces in about one hour. That art is then auctioned off to benefit activities by the Washakie Museum and Cultural Center and the Worland Rotary Club. (Photos courtesy of the Washakie Museum and Cultural Center)

Art produced in a hurry for a good cause at Worland’s ‘Mammoth Quick Draw’

Art produced in a hurry and sold to benefit community activities will
Go to Top