As part of the National Park Service’s 101st birthday celebration, the National Park Service at Fort Vancouver is offering two Junior Ranger Days: free, fun, kid-friendly activities on Friday, Aug. 25, and Saturday, Aug. 26. Junior Ranger Day is a time where kids can get hands-on, interactive experience inside the reconstructed Fort, at the Visitor Center, and at Pearson Air Museum. Kids will have hoot and learn about history in the way they learn best: by seeing, touching, and doing. (…and honestly, it’s just as interesting and fun for the parents as it is for the kids!) Two Junior Ranger Days will be offered for kids ages six to 12.
- Junior Ranger Day at Fort Vancouver, ages 6-12: Friday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Junior Ranger Day at Pearson Air Museum, ages 6-12, Saturday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Little Learners at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center, ages 2-5: Saturday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
At Pearson Air Museum, aspiring Junior Rangers can complete a Junior Ranger Aeronautical Booklet that includes a basic aeronautics course, puzzles, and more. Junior Rangers will work with park rangers and park volunteers to build balsa wood aircraft, and construct and launch two-liter rockets. At the reconstructed fort site, Junior Rangers can explore the British Hudson’s Bay Company’s Fort Vancouver and learn from costumed volunteers about the people, events, and practices of the past. At the Visitor Center, toddlers, preschoolers, and their parents and caregivers can join a drop-in program designed especially for young children. For more information, call 360-816-6230.
Above image courtesy of the National Park Service at Fort Vancouver.