Free Urban Park Ranger Programs this Summer 2010


Rangers_img New York City parks provide nature centers to explore,
waterways to fish and canoe, trails to hike, rocks to climb, wildlife to watch
and natural resources to study. Parks also provide the vital habitats in which
our native plants and animals live. They are also holding FREE summer programs
and activities for kids. Here are the details:

KidTime Programs

This summer, bring your children to Fort Totten Park for
drop-in Ranger programs. Kids love earning their Nature Detective badge as they
explore the "wild" side of parks with the Rangers. Scavenger

hunts, "tree-mendous" hikes, and wildlife
experiences await!

Programs take place *Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Friday,
June 30th through August 20th*. Check the website for details


Wild
Playgrounds


What do you remember about summer as a child? For many of us, our most significant
childhood memories center around free time spent outdoors: building forts,
damming streams, making mud pies, daydreaming, you name it! This summer, let
your children create similar memories by joining the Urban
Park Rangers
for a Wild Playground program at Kissena Park (Rose
Ave and 160th Street).  In Wild
Playground programs, Park Rangers facilitate child-directed play in Parks
natural areas, providing a safe place for children to explore and experience
the natural world.
Programs take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. every Wednesday through Sunday, from
June 30th through August 20th.