George Rogers Clark National Historical Park will be holding its second Junior Ranger event on Saturday, July 13, 2019, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. EST on park grounds. The event is titled Archaeology Day. Come out to the park and pretend to be an archaeologist by participating in a mock excavation. Take your artifacts to the archaeological lab station and find out how archaeologists catalog them. Join us in learning about the tools that archaeologists use in the field, as well as soil horizons, stratigraphy, world-famous excavations, and notable archaeologists. Children can also make their own rune stone, leave their handprint on a pictography wall and more. We encourage visitors of all ages to come out and experience this exciting and enlightening look into the past. They will also have the opportunity to earn a special Archaeology Junior Ranger badge as well.
This event is the second of four Summer Junior Ranger Days scheduled for 2019. The first event, “Three Forts Day”, was held on June 22 and 23. Children participating in the series have the opportunity to earn patches, badges, and t-shirts for completing each separate Junior Ranger Day event. All of these events are free and open to the public. For further information, contact Jason Collins at 812-882-1776 Ext. 1207 or via e-mail at Jason_M_Collins@nps.gov.