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Kids to Parks Day at Pecos National Historical Park
Saturday, May 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Pecos National Historical Park is honored to have been selected to host a Kids to Parks Day event in conjunction with National Park Trust and Buddy Bison Student Ambassador Bryan Wilson. Kids to Parks Day is a nationwide celebration of the great outdoors organized by National Park Trust and is designed to connect kids and families with their local, state, and national parks and public lands. Together, we invite you to help us celebrate at Pecos National Historical Park on Saturday, May 18th.
Junior Ranger Activity Books
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Families and children of all ages are invited to earn their Junior Ranger badges, pins, and patches. Challenge yourself with the Junior Angler Book, Pecos Junior Ranger Book, the Not-So-Junior Ranger Activity Book, the Santa Fe Trail Junior Ranger Book, or the Wagon Master Junior Ranger. Junior Rangers will have fun rolling up their sleeves and trying their hands at fish printing and corn grinding with a mano and metate! Kids who complete any of the Junior Ranger Books will receive a free plush Buddy Bison from National Park Trust. (Supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis). All kids are encouraged to enter the free raffle to win wonderful prizes courtesy of Western National Parks Association.
New Mexico Wildlife Center Presents: Wild New Mexico
1:00 p.m. – 1:45p.m.
Join us as we meet some unique animal ambassadors from the New Mexico Wildlife Center including snakes and raptors.
Yucca Sandal Making Workshop with Mary Weahkee
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Come learn how to make yucca sandals in the style of the Ancestral Puebloans with Archaeologist Mary Weahkee, who is a member of both Santa Clara Pueblo and the Comanche Nation and is an Assistant Archaeologist for New Mexico’s Office of Archaeological Studies.