Youth ranger programs gear up for summer

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Youth ranger programs gear up for summer

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published: May 07, 2015

Wanted: Junior Rangers
Needed:Skill, cunning, and creativity; Expected: Exploration of park or park website; Required: Discovering the island’s history, legends, and ecosystems; Promised: Honor and recognition as an official Junior Ranger upon your success.

To begin, pick up a copy of the Junior Ranger Activity Book at the Visitor Center. This book is filled with activities for all ages. Complete the activities, show your book to a park ranger, and be awarded a Junior Ranger badge! You may also request to have the book mailed to you.

Junior Ranger Academy
There’s more than one way to earn a Junior Ranger badge! Our Junior Ranger Academy offers 7th & 8th graders a chance to join park rangers as they explore historic sites, spruce up public lands, handle artifacts in the museum collection, and much more. 

Reef Rangers
War in the Pacific National Historical Park and our  partners Pacific Historic Parks invite youths  to “Find Your Park”  on Guam by joining our programs. This summer, we will  again host the annual Reef Ranger Summer Camp. This free,dynamic program introduces a fun, safe, and exciting way to explore Guam’s coast and learn about marine science at Asan Beach.  Participants will learn to become stewards  of our  island’s  national park and our environment. Three week-long sessions will be held from June 15 to July 3, 2015.

The first session of the Reef Ranger Summer Camp is open to rising gth and 1Oth graders. During this week  of leadership training, participants gain a greater awareness of the importance of conservation for  our community. They will  earn CPRJAED & First Aid certificates, promote water safety,and serve as role models  to younger campers during the second or third week  session.

The second and third Reef Ranger Summer Camp sessions are open to rising  5th and 6th graders.   Campers will  engage  in an exciting array of hands-on activities geared towards understanding the benefits of our coral reefs. Daily  fun-filled experiences  such as puzzles, games, snorkeling, experiments, and fieldtrips will encourage campers to make connections between their everyday  actions  and impacts  on the environment.

Be a part  of this exciting free educational program that encourages youths  to tune  their senses to the  awesome  underwater world at their national park!

Applicants must register at the T. Stell Newman Visitor Center in advance. A refundable

$20 deposit is required. The visitor center  is open  daily  from 9 am- 4:30 pm and is located outside the Naval Base Guam main  gate.

To learn  more  about the park  visit  www.ngs.gov/waga. For more information on the Reef Ranger program email reefrangers@gacifichistoricgarks.org, or call Education Assistant Tanya Sortor  at 671-482-1234.  Space is limited, so don’t delay.

Field Trips and Outreach
Although we have an awesome visitor center, our park rangers are willing and eager to bring our staff, resources, and information into your classroom or meet you at one of our special park units! Please call at (671) 477-7278 x1015 to schedule a visit.

River Ranger Program
War in the Pacific National Historical Park and our partners Pacific Historic Parks invite youths to “Find Your Park” on Guam and learn about our programs. This May, we will host the first River Ranger Program. This free, dynamic program teaches river ecology to children in 3rd and 4th grades. Through demonstrations, hands-on activities, lively group discussions, and personal interactions with plants and wildlife, youths are encouraged to look closer at their relationship with the environment and build on their knowledge of the natural world. The program is a fun way to learn about the plants and animals that are part of a river ecosystem, and provides youths the opportunity to learn what they can do to protect these resources.

Three morning sessions will be held on Saturdays,May 2, 9, &16, 2015. Applicants may choose one session. Each session provides a number of activities about Guam’s rivers, the special value they hold, and how to help protect them. Activities require hands-on exploring of the riverbanks and plants and animals that live there.

Be a part of this exciting free educational program that encourages youths to tune their senses to the awesome river world at their national park!

Applicants must register at the T. Stell Newman Visitor Center in advance. The visitor center is open daily from9 am – 4:30 p.m. and is located outside the Naval Base Guam main gate. Click here for the application.

To learn more about the park visit www.nps.gov/wapa. For more information on the River Ranger Program emaileducationspecialist@pacifichistoricparks.org or call Education Assistant Tanya Sortor at 671 482-1234. Space is limited so don’t delay.

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