Junior Ranger Programs Offered Throughout Summer


Classes will be offered throughout the summer for children ages 5 to 13 years old by the Bureau of Land Management. The Junior Ranger Programs for kids are at locations on the Southwest Oregon Coast starting this Saturday. BLM Park Rangers will have fun one-hour programs that explore nature and wildlife. Those interested in the programs are asked to bring sunscreen, a hat, snack and water.

Fun Fit Nature Hike
June 8th at 10 a.m.
New River Nature Center
Enjoy hiking the trails at New River Area of Critical Environmental Concern, where Junior Rangers will learn the plants and animals of the area by participating in a scavenger hunt during the hike.  Meet at the New River Nature Center, located 9 miles south of Bandon on U.S. Highway 101, 86342 Croft Lake Lane, Bandon, Oregon.

What Elk?
June 22 at 10 a.m. 
Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area
Junior Rangers will learn all about the Roosevelt elk that roam the meadows at Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area. Participants should meet Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area pavilion, located three miles east of Reedsport along Highway 38.

Fishing 101
July 6 at 10 a.m.
New River Nature Center
Junior Rangers will embark on a fun day of fishing on New River, while learning about the unique estuary. Participants will meet at the New River Nature Center. New River Nature Center is located 9 miles south of Bandon on U.S. Highway 101, 86342 Croft Lake Lane, Bandon, Oregon.

Fun, Fit Nature Hike 
July 20 and August 10 at 10 a.m.
Blue Ridge Trails
Junior Rangers will hike sections of the forested Blue Ridge Trails, east of Coos Bay, and will learn about the plants and animals of the area, and the history of Blue Ridge. Hikers should meet at the BLM Coos Bay District Office at 1300 Airport Lane, North Bend, Oregon.

This entry was posted on Thursday, June 6th, 2019 and is filed under Local News.