Junior Ranger Popup Play Days kicking off at Claybell Park in Richland

RICHLAND, Wash. - It’s National Park Week and to kick it off, multiple agencies are teaming up to bring kids “Junior Ranger Popup Play Days.”

On April 3, the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, Hanford Unit and Richland Parks and Recreation will host the first one at Claybell Park. Starting at 10 a.m., children and parents can come out and learn about the wildlife at the Amon Creek Natural Preserve.

"You can come out and walk down into the preserve over here and learn about the plants and the animals,” said Becky Burghart, Hanford Site Manager for the National Park Service. “Tapteal Greenway will have their pelts and folks here explaining what animals live here in our own back yard.”

Kids will also receive a Junior Ranger passport. If they go to at least five popup play days, they’ll receive a junior ranger patch. Burghart says she is excited to educate kids about wildlife in their own backyard 

“National Parks are here to help share America's legacy whether it's natural places, something like Amon Creek, or big places like Yellowstone or Grand Canyon,” she said. “The National Parks also share the cultural history as a country.”

Participation is free. The event ends at 11:30 a.m. For more information, click here.  

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