Junior Ranger Program - Culture Shock - Tupelo, Mississippi

Event

When:
Saturday October 21, 2017
Where:
Tupelo, Mississippi

Description

The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to “Culture Shock,” a Junior Ranger program to be held at the Parkway Visitor Center on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 10:00 am.  Join a park ranger for this 45-minute program to compare how American Indian tribes lived along the Trace 2,000 years ago, 200 years ago, and today. Discover the culture and traditions that continue to be passed down from generation to generation. This program is ideal for children seven to 12 years old but everyone is welcome.

Bow drills, wool blankets, and tin plates— before modern technology, ingenious inventions and remarkable skills were important for the survival of the American Indians and boatmen who set up camps along the Old Trace. Today, people camp at Natchez Trace Parkway campgrounds just to have fun. The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to the Junior Ranger program “Camping Now and Then,” at the Parkway Visitor Center on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at 10:00 am.  Children who join a park ranger for this 45-minute program will learn about survival skills of the past that are now recreational skills used by modern campers. Participants will try out a bow drill, pitch a tent, and learn how to have fun camping.  This program is free and ideal for children seven to 12 years old, but everyone is welcome.

  • Junior Ranger Program
  • Junior Ranger Program

The Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center is located along the Parkway at milepost 266, just north of Tupelo, Mississippi.

For additional information, please call the visitor center at 662-680-4027, or 1-800-305-7417.

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