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Kids to Parks Day

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  • Date May 18 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Time Start Time: 9:00 AM End Time: 4:00 PM
kids at parks day
May 18 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

You are invited to celebrate Kids to Parks Day at an event on May 18, 2019 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Channel Islands National Park Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center in the Ventura Harbor.

Kids to Parks Day, a national day of outdoor play hosted by the National Park Trust, encourages families to explore and celebrate America’s public lands and waters. This free family event includes activity stations where children can learn about the plants, animals, and history of the park.

Concurrently, the park and Channel Islands Park Foundation will be hosting a beach cleanup of the Ventura Harbor Cove from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. To participate, volunteers must sign up and attend a brief safety orientation. Participants are encouraged to bring their own buckets and reusable gloves.

Several ranger led programs will also be offered at the visitor center throughout the day, including tide pool talks at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm and a special children’s program about the adaptations of seals and sea lions at 1:00 pm. Children will also have the opportunity to participate in and earn badges for four different Junior Ranger programs.

About the National Park Service (NPS) Junior Ranger Program

The NPS Junior Ranger Program is an inter-generational family learning program that engages all members of the family in learning and interacting with national parks. Whether it’s a junior ranger booklet, camp, ranger program, or online program, the goal of generating a lifelong appreciation for our parks can be applied to these programs at all levels.

About Channel Islands Park Foundation

Formed in 2005, Channel Islands Park Foundation is the nonprofit, philanthropic partner of Channel Islands National Park. In cooperation with the national park, the Foundation funds education, protection, and preservation efforts. For more information, visit ciparkfoundation.

About the National Park Trust

The National Park Trust is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of our nation’s critical parks and public lands and the engagement of our youth – especially those who are underserved – with nature. To learn more about Kids to Parks Day, visit National Park Trust.

This publication is available online at www.nps.gov/chis/parknews/newsreleases.htm

  • Date May 18 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Time Start Time: 9:00 AM End Time: 4:00 PM
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