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Earth Day celebration At Rocky Mountain Park April 25

Staff Report

The sunset behind the Never Summer Range in Rocky Mountain National Park is reflected in water along the Colorado River on a June evening. Entrance fees to the park are being waived this weekend.

Celebrate Earth Day at Rocky Mountain National Park – an even more special day this year due to the park's 100th birthday.

A special Earth Day event will be held Saturday, April 25, at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join in the Earth Day fun at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, and discover how to become better stewards of our shared environment. There will be an Arts & Crafts station to create cool Earth Day artwork and park staff and scientists will be on hand to share information on a variety of Earth Day topics.

Additional activities follow:

10 a.m.- 2 p.m.: Biodiversity Olympics (Family-friendly activities to get moving)

11 a.m.- noon: Volunteer Trash Pick-up (Meet at the visitor center at 10:45, dress for the weather, equipment is provided)

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10:30 a.m.: Bear Necessities Program

1 p.m.: Nature Walk

2 p.m.: Skins and Skulls Program

Park greenhouse tours will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by for a tour and see young plants springing to life. A map with directions to the greenhouse will be available at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.

This also marks the celebration of National Junior Ranger Day so pick up a special Earth Day Scavenger Hunt activity sheet. Junior Ranger Activity Books are always free and available at all park visitor centers.

For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please call the park's Information Office at (970) 586-1206 or visit http://www.nps.gov/romo

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