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Earth Day Events At Rocky Mountain National Park


Everyday is Earth Day at Rocky Mountain National Park, so come on out and celebrate! A public Earth Day event will be held Saturday, April 21st at the park’s Fall River Visitor Center from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be a ranger-led educational programs starting at 10 a.m. and a Skins & Skulls talk at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Throughout the day there will be an arts and crafts station set up where children can create cool Earth Day artwork.

Question and Answer booths staffed by park scientists and rangers will allow visitors of all ages to receive behind-the-scenes information about the park. Kids, ages 12 and under, can also sign up to earn their Junior Ranger badge. The Junior Ranger program is available in English and Spanish.

The park’s greenhouse will be also be open to the public between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. A map and directions to the greenhouse, which is located behind Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, can be acquired from the staff at Fall River Visitor Center. A tour of the greenhouse will show the tremendous effort the park goes through to grow plants for critical revegetation projects in the park. At this time of the year, the greenhouse is full of seedlings springing to life.

The Fall River Visitor Center is open weekends in the spring from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The center is adjacent to the Gateway store, located on US Highway 34, west of Estes Park and just before the Fall River Entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.

April 21st also marks the beginning of National Park Week where entrance to all units of the national park system, including Rocky Mountain National Park, is free to the public through April 29th. Come out and enjoy your park.

 

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