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Mistletoe Junior Ranger program begins June 10

Mistletoe's Jr. Ranger program is a three-day very active hands-on program for children ages 8-12 years old. Children experience the outdoors through a variety of activities. The program is scheduled for June 10-12 beginning at 9 a.m. and ending each day at 2 p.m. The cost for the program is $50.

Each day the activities will focus on something new. Day one will focus on birds & mammals. Children will investigate birds and their adaptations, learn how to use binoculars, go on a bird hike, build bird houses, dissect owl pellets and learn about wildlife that make their home in Georgia.

Day two is water day. Children will hike to Cliatt Creek and go creeking. They will collect water samples and discover what lives in the creek. Children will use microscopes and id charts to uncover the mystery of the creek. That afternoon will be water games and the Columbia/Martinez Fire Department will share their use of water with them.

Day three is Outdoor Living Day. Children will learn camp cooking, They will build shelters, learn how to build their own fire and cook their lunch over that fire.

The Jr. Ranger program has a limited number of spaces. Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register call the park office at 706-541-0321.

Web posted on Thursday, May 29, 2008

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