Junior Explorer Campfire Night

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By Adrienn Carman, Guest Blogger

What’s the best way to say goodbye to the hot summer days and greet fall’s first chill? Just ask The Parklands’ Junior Explorers!

On Saturday evening, September 16th, a group of curious and eager to learn young explorers, aged 5-12, together with their parents gathered in front of the Ben Stout House in Turkey Run Park. Their journey began with a one-hour hike on the Wild Hyacinth Trail, learning about nocturnal and crepuscular animals from interpretive ranger Erin Kinnetz. What creature captured the groups’ attention the most? Definitely the salamander!

Once the hike was over, the Junior Explorers returned to their meeting place, warmed up around the fire pit, made delicious S’mores and even shared some scary stories! Everyone agreed that evenings like this make you want to ask for (S)’more!


If you are not yet a Junior Explorer, but are interested in becoming one simply click here to learn more about the program and upcoming adventures.

Adrienn Carman is a nature, fun and art-loving lady. She is from Romania and got her degree in Communication. Currently she is working hard at an elementary school in Anchorage, KY. She loves to spend her holidays travelling, exploring, hiking and camping with her husband, Curtis, The Parklands’ Education Coordinator.


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