National Park Week events on schedule
STILLWATER, N. Y. » Saratoga National Historical Park has several special events and programs planned to observe National Park Week from April 21- 28.
• Saturday, April 21 ( 10 a. m.- 4 p. m.) -- Junior Ranger Day. Children and their families can join in a variety of free, hands- on activities including a touch table with animal skins and skulls, talk to a wild lands firefighter, run in a relay race, dress up in a uniform, or complete a Junior Ranger activity book.
Children will earn their free Junior Ranger badge by participating.
• Sunday, April 22 ( Noon- 1 p. m.) -- A lunch presentation by Ranger Megan Stevens about lesser- known topics from the American Revolution, and the origin of the National Park Service.
• Thursday, April 26 ( 7- 9 p. m.) -- Join park naturalist Linda White for a short hike to see the dancing woodcock. Meet by the flagpole in the visitor center parking lot at 7 p. m. and walk to Tour Stop 5 and back ( 1.5 miles each way). See dusk- time aerial displays by woodcocks, listen for owls, and look for deer or fox.
Bring a flashlight, water, insect repellent, and wear sturdy shoes. Event cancelled if raining.
ll activities are free and open to the public.
For information call ( 518) 670- 2985 or go to: www. nps. gov/ sara, or Facebook and Twitter: @ SaratogaNHP