Posted by: Kirsten | Friday, 29 August 2008

Junior Ranger program teaches about the CCC

From an NPS press release:

Limited Edition CCC Junior Ranger Program

(Arizona) — Grand Canyon National Park has developed a limited edition Junior Ranger booklet to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The program hopes to connect young visitors with the young men who accomplished great deeds in service to their country during the Depression. The CCC boys devoted their time, energy, and skills to public works projects at a time when the country really needed it. The adventure filled story woven throughout the Junior Ranger booklet will hopefully inspire children to address and overcome adversity in their own lives.

The CCC Junior Ranger booklet, patch, and badge will only be offered until the end of October or until supplies run out. The program is geared toward children eight and older. Families should allow 1.5 hours to complete the booklet. Also, in honor of the contributions of the CCC to the development of trails and facilities at the Grand Canyon, park rangers have been sharing the history of the CCC boys with visitors through special programs and an exhibit at the Kolb Studio entitled “Saving the Boys.”

For more information, please contact Shannan Marcak at 928/638-7958.

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