The Manhattan Project National Historical Park encourages families to visit the park this week as part of National Park Week.
“Kids of all ages are invited to come learn how to explore, learn, and protect your national park on April 15, and become an official Junior Ranger,” a National Park Service press release said.
Visit https://www.nps.gov/mapr/oakridge.htm for a preview of the planned activities.
All participants will receive Junior Ranger badges or patches and a certificate upon completion of the program, the press release said. Junior Ranger activity guides may be obtained at the park visitor desk located in the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.
“The program is designed for kids ages 8 to 12 years old, but is available to anyone young at heart,” the press release said. “Come out to explore, learn, and protect your national park.”
Junior Ranger Day activities include childrenâ€™s reading with a ranger and coloring time, a Junior Ranger scavenger hunt around Oak Ridge, and games.
“Complete a Junior Ranger book or scavenger hunt, and become a Junior Ranger at the swearing in ceremony,” the press release said.
For your safety, visitors are encouraged to consider personal comfort needs and bring water, sunscreen, and appropriate footwear. Please note, participants will be asked to sign a photo/video release.
“Hope to see you and your kids at Junior Ranger Day on April 15!” the press release said.
For more information or directions, please contact the Manhattan Project National Historical Park at (865) 576-6767. Visitors are encouraged to visit the website for more information on the park at https://www.nps.gov/mapr/oakridge.htm. Follow the park on its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ManhattanProjectNPS, follow the parkâ€™s Twitter feed at @MnhtnProjectNPS, or follow the park on Instagram @manhattanprojectnps.