The following is a kid’s review of the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Junior Ranger Program.
Please click on the following link for the official George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Junior Ranger Program worksheet:
The Junior Ranger program at George Rogers Clark National Historical Park is designed for children of all ages. The Junior Ranger worksheet can be picked up at the Visitor Center. The activities on the worksheet explored the different topics:
- Go to the Visitor Center and explore the different types of clothing one would have worn during 1779.
- What did the area look like and how has it changed over the years.
- What is the connection between George Rogers Clark and William Clark (of the Lewis and Clark)
- Visit the Memorial and read the writings on the walls.
- Learn the importance of preserving the Memorial.
- Why is George Rogers Clark so important.
This program is very easy for kids ages five and up. My sister was 5 years old when we visited this park and with my Mom’s help, she was able to
answer most questions. We visited the park over Memorial Day weekend and got to see reenactments that represented 1779. My favorite part was the pillory, but I didn’t want to stay in it too long because I got board. I also learned about dutch cooking and how people lived during 1779. It was really fun visiting this park!