The National Park Service at Fort Frederica National Monument is pleased to announce the park received a first place media award at the National Association of Interpretation (NAI) annual conference held in Portland, Oregon, earlier this month.
NAI is composed of professional interpreters from all over the country working for state and federal agencies, as well as private organizations.
The award was for the park site publication, Junior Ranger Adventure Book. Earlier in the year the booklet won a Southeast Regional award, Keeper of the Light. The booklet was completely designed by park staff and printed by the Fort Frederica Association. This truly creative book is targeted toward children 8-12 years old and their parents.
The participants receive a haversack with all the tools they need to complete their adventure. Tools include a spyglass, compass, journal, and map. Junior Rangers are taken on a journey throughout the park to deliver a message from General Oglethorpe to Captain Demere. Once they complete their adventure they receive a certificate, patch and badge.
The new Junior Rangers truly make connections to the site when they write their own journal entry. Student journal entries are on display at the visitor center and visitors have commented on how well preserved they are, thinking they were written by the original settlers.
For more information about this program please contact 912-638-3639.