National Park Teen Ambassadors return from Voyageurs learning expedition
"This opened up my eyes. Not only to the aspect of getting outside in the wilderness and camping (which was delightful), but also to the scope of our national parks and what life is like as a park ranger."
-Allen Quan, 2013 Ambassador
During their camping and paddling trip in Voyageurs National Park, the Teen Ambassadors had the opportunity to meet with park rangers specializing in a variety of fields. They traveled back in time at the park's cultural and historical sites and learned from the park's pilot and superintendent about their careers in the park service. They also worked with park researchers out in the field to learn about wildlife tracking and loon surveying.
This fall they'll get to share these experiences and the importance of our national parks and environmental stewardship through peer to peer engagement.
"Outreach programs like Teen Ambassadors are important for the long term sustainability of our parks. This allows us to reach the next generation of park owners and gives them first-hand experience in park stewardship." -Justin Olson, Rainy Lake District Naturalist.
September 14 Twin Cities Member Event
Coldwater Spring Nature & History Walk
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Join Voyageurs National Park Association and our partner the Mississippi River Fund for a nature and history walk at Coldwater Spring, a new site within the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. Coldwater is considered to be Minnesota's first American settlement, and the park blends history and nature. The National Park Service is restoring Coldwater to an oak savanna prairie. VNPA staff will also provide a brief member update on our current work to protect and promote Voyageurs National Park.
Coldwater Spring is located at 5601 Minnehaha Park Drive South; between Minnehaha Regional Park and Fort Snelling State Park.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-333-5424
It's amazing what a little walk in the park will do
Voyageurs National Park is proud to partner with Rainy Lake Medical Center to bring you Hike to Health. This program encourages visitors to get active in Minnesota's national park whether it is via snowshoe, on bike or on foot. The program is free and available for all ages.
Learn more about Hike to Health and where to pick up your Trails Passport here.