Posted on Apr 12 2018 - 11:49am by WMWM

Get outside and Find Your Park during school vacation week at Springfield Armory National Historic Site April 18 – 22, 2018. It is one of 417 National Parks across America. Enjoy a wide range of Junior Ranger activities aand earn a badge, patch and certificate. Museum admission and all activities are free of charge.

Wednesday, April 18 at 11:00am-12:30pm: Games Day!

From relay races to crossword puzzles join Ranger Dorothy for Armory related and Junior Ranger activities. All ages welcome. Bring family and friends!

Thursday, April 19 at 11:00am-12:30pm: Read with a Ranger

In celebration of National Pollination Week, join Ranger Susan as she reads a book on honeybees. After, make a bird feeder out of a pine cone, sunflower butter and birdseed to take home or plant a sunflower.

Friday, April 20 at 11:00am-12:30pm: Call to Arms!

During the Civil War, soldiers spent more time in camp, where they learned to march and drill, than they did on the battlefield. Join the Union Army for the day: sign up as a new recruit, learn about Civil War camp life, then march and drill with our Civil War Soldiers. Blank firing of a Civil War percussion rifle to follow.

Saturday, April 21 at 2:00pm: National Park Trivia

How well do you know your National Parks? Join Ranger Susan for her engaging and interactive National Park Trivia program. You won’t believe what Parks are in your own backyard!
Sunday, April 22 at 11am-12:30pm: Mail Call!
Everyone loves to receive mail! Join Ranger Scott and make a postcard using rubber stamp animal cutouts. Write about your visit to the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and send it to a friend or loved one.

For further information call (413) 734-8551, check the website at www.nps.gov/spar or go to www.facebook.com/sparnhs.

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