By mid-August, the summer season is winding down, and school sessions are just about ready to start for another academic year. Don't put away your boots just yet; come to Jewel Cave for one last Junior Ranger Day.
We invite Pee Wee Rangers (ages 3 and 4) and Junior Rangers (ages 5 -12) to join park staff on a hike through the ponderosa pine forest. Moms and dads ... you are welcome to join the group, too!
As you explore and discover the trail, participants will learn about the various habitats within the Black Hills. Do you know how many species of birds have been identified within the monument? Are you aware that the monument is home to some reptiles and amphibians? Western South Dakota is a reservoir of life ... come learn about this beautiful part of the state.