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National Park Service kids Web site debuts Monday

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on Aug. 21, 2008 at 1:50 pm with No Comments »
August 21, 2008 1:50 pm

The National Park Service will unveils its new children’s Web site, The Kids Zone, on Monday.


The site, accessed through www.nps.gov, will contain more than 50 interactive activities designed to connect children with the people, places, and events commemorated in the country’s 391 National Park Service sites, according to a park service press release.


Starting Monday, children visiting the website can learn about Mitsy, a 9-year-old Border Collie who performs an important job at the Statue of Liberty or little Lula McLean’s rag doll which is a witness to history at Appomattox Courthouse or how Thomas Edison changed their lives.


The site includes information on the 325 in-park Junior Ranger programs where young visitors complete booklets on park resources and earn certificates, patches, or badges.


Other features include stories by children who live in national parks, biographies of dogs who work in national parks, and an expanded WebRangers page. Children can continue to earn a WebRanger patch after completing exercises that include decoding a secret message from George Washington, helping endangered turtles get to the sea, setting up a ranger station, tracking animals, and learning how to survive in the desert.


The Kids Zone "hot button" at will provide a direct link to the expanded children’s Web site.

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