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National Parks Experience
Celebrate the National Parks Conservation Association’s history and unique features with real park rangers, family activities and outdoor fun. Park rangers from all 16 of Texas’ National Parks will be on hand to provide exciting demonstrations and answer questions about their parks. You can even earn a special Earth Day Jr. Ranger badge!
National Parks Conservation Association will provide Young Explorer books to guide participants through the parks, collecting the parks stamps as they complete an activity – after completing at least five they can then be sworn in as Jr. Rangers and receive a Jr Ranger button .
Alibates/Lake Meredith National Recreation Area: Arrows heads/ Pelts/ spears etc.
Fort Davis National Historic Site: Period clothing for children and adults to try on / doll making
Big Bend / Rio Grande River: fossils
Amistad National Recreation Area: in the past they have done flint fire starting demos – please advise on if they can do this again.
Padre Island National Seashore: turtle shell and skull along with trash/plastics to teach how to keep our waters clean
Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park: period dress / cannon / muskets
San Antonio Missions: Bandera paintings, arrowheads with rope making for necklaces
Big Thicket National Preserve: pelts and animal track stamps
Waco Mammoth National Monument: fossil discovery kits for kids to dig through and locate fossils
Chamizal National Memorial:
El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail/ El Camino Real de Tierra
Adentro National Historic Trail:
LBJ National Historical Park: button making
Four-sided, auto-belay, helmets included. Provided by Portable Adrenaline.
With 10 featured obstacles geared toward athletes of different sizes provided by Mylo Fitness.
Provided by Spring Free.
Mock campsite provided by Families in Nature with additional tents available for tent-setting-up races. Could be among families, Girl Scouts vs Boy Scouts, etc.