Junior Explorer

Junior Explorer, now offered twice each month, is perfect for kids ages 5-12, teaching science and an appreciation for the natural world, while encouraging kids to get outdoors and active! Junior Explorers are invited to join Interpretive Rangers for educational adventures at the Ben Stout House every first and third Saturday of the month. During each program, Junior Explorers dig into a new natural history topic while actively exploring the outdoors.

HOW TO BECOME A JUNIOR EXPLORER:

Not yet a Junior Explorer? No problem! Get started today by printing out your Junior Explorer guidebook to complete by yourself or with the help of an adult. Once finished, bring your guidebook to the PNC Achievement Center for Education & Interpretation in Beckley Creek Park where a Parklands Interpretive Ranger will check your answers, swear you in as a Parklands Explorer and provide you with a special Junior Explorer pin (like the one pictured below) to honor your achievement!

Once you become a Junior Explorer, join our Interpretive Rangers for educational adventures in the Outdoor Classroom!

Topics are subject to change. In the event of a cancellation, registrants will be notified via e-mail. 

Monthly activities are FREE to Members (but please RSVP) and $5 for non-members (children and adults). Register at www.theparklands.org/events.

Parklands Members receive a discounted family program price! To become a member, click here.

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Ben Stout House

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Ben Stout House is approximately 200 years old, and is the oldest man-made structure within The Parklands.

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