Junior Ranger program coming up

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Published: 7/5/2018 10:28:18 PM

BALDWINVILLE — The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation is offering a free Junior Ranger program at the Otter River State Forest Interpretive Center, on July 7, 14, 21, and 28, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Join Park Interpreter James Clune for an educational program that will discuss the responsibilities of park rangers in Massachusetts state parks and forests. Children ages 7 to 13 are encouraged to participate in this nature-study workshop. Participants will learn about topics such as Stories of the Land (natural history), Tree Identification, and Animal Tracking. Those who attend one guided program, plus complete four self-guided activities in the Activity Guide book, are eligible to earn a Junior Ranger Patch and Certificate. Programs may include a short hike, so it is suggested participants bring comfortable walking shoes and a water bottle. The program repeats every Saturday in July.

Children must come accompanied by an adult. Parking fees apply. Reasonable accommodations are made upon request.

Participants are asked to meet at the Otter River Interpretive Center, located on the Beaman Pond beach, 86 Winchendon Road (Route 202). For more information, call 978-939-8962.

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