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25 July 2014
Q: Is there anyone still running the junior ranger program? I'm interested in talking to people who are still running the program.
Luci Meador Student Park Ranger Lake Washington Ship Canal Seattle District NWS 206 789-2622 Ext. (217)
A: 07/25/14 - Luci:
The Illinois Waterway Visitor Center is still running Junior Ranger program. We have a Park Ranger go into local schools, fifth grade level, for one hour a week for five weeks. Each class then goes through a graduation program where we talk water safety, then award them patches and certificates. Most classes are still able to come to the VC for graduation; a few schools have cut out field trips and we then go the graduation at the school.
This Fiscal Year, we have completed the program in 15 classes in the area.
For more details, please call or email Kathy Higdon, 815-667-4054