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Junior ranger program to be available for local students during spring break

Lake Richard B. Russell State Park will host a spring break junior ranger program March 28 through March 30 at the Walter B. McNeely Pavilion from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day.

Registration deadline for the junior ranger program at the state park is Monday, March 21.

The goal of the Georgia State Parks and Historic Site’s junior ranger program is to educate children about the natural, cultural and recreational resources in Georgia by completing educational and recreational activities guided by a member of our expert interpretive staff.

Children will receive a Junior Ranger Activity Book where they log completed activities that lead to earning four different badges. 

There is an introductory badge and three program badge levels, and each level builds on the learning experiences of the previous level.

Children will have fun learning in the outdoors as they experience nature first hand, explore Georgia’s fascinating history, and enjoy outdoor recreational activities during one of the most beautiful times of the year at the park.

The 2016 spring break junior ranger program will be offered as a day camp during the schools’ spring break week. 

Registered children will be meeting at the Richard B. Russell McNeely Pavilion.

Children will need to be brought to the park and picked up from the program no later than 3:15 p.m. 

Parents are welcomed to attend, but are not required to. 

Children will need to bring their own packed lunch (refrigeration will be available). 

A light snack at break will be provided and water will be available throughout.

The cost is $30 for the entire program or $10 per day attended.

For more information, please call the park office at 706-213-2045 or go to the Russell state park park website at www. gastateparks.org/RichardBRussell.

Parents may call the park and reserve a spot on the phone. 

Accompanying application and waiver forms may then be completed on the first day of the program.

There will be an attendance limit of 10 children.

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