WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST CELEBRATES JUNIOR SNOW RANGERS

by Christian Mower on January 26, 2012

(NOTE: IN ANTICIPATION OF SCHOOL CLOSINGS FRIDAY, JAN. 27 DUE TO PREDICTED INCLEMENT WEATHER, EVENTS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR THAT DAY HAVE BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH.)

FIRST THERE WAS THE JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM.

NOW TO GIVE KIDS AN IDEA OF WHAT SNOW RANGERS DO, THE NATIONAL FOREST SERVICE HAS DEVELOPED A JUNIOR SNOW RANGER BOOKLET – AND THE WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST WILL CELEBRATE THE NEW BOOKLET BY HOSTING ACTIVITIES IN THE VALLEY THURSDAY AND FEB. 10.

WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST SPOKESPERSON COLLEEN MAINVILLE SAYS THE ACTIVITY BOOK IS TARGETED AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS, PARTICULARLY FOURTH AND FIFTH GRADERS.

BOOK TOPICS INCLUDE PERSONAL SAFETY, WILDLIFE, WINTER ECOLOGY, SNOW SCIENCE AND RECREATION. KIDS WHO COMPLETE THE BOOK GET A PATCH AND A CERTIFICATE.

SNOW RANGERS WILL BE AT VARIOUS SKI AREAS TO SHARE THE ACTIVITY BOOKS WITH LOCAL STUDENTS. STUDENTS FROM BARTLETT VISITED ATTITASH MOUNTAIN THURSDAY, STUDENTS FROM GORHAM WILL VISIT GREAT GLEN TRAILS FRIDAY (FEB. 10) – AND BRETTON WOODS WILL ALSO HOST A SCHOOL GROUP.

THE ACTIVITY BOOKS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ALL NATIONAL FOREST VISITOR CENTERS AND ONLINE AT THE WEBSITE OF THE WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST.

www.fs.fed.us/r9/white