National Park Service Florissant Fossil Beds U.S. Department of the Interior National MonumentFlorissant Fossil Beds National MonumentApril 4, 2011For Immediate ReleaseFLFO Phone 719-748-3253 National Park Week, April 16th – 24th is Fee Free at Florissant Fossil Beds with Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 23, 2011National Parks have been called one of “America’s Greatest Ideas.” This year the National ParkService celebrates National Park Week from April 16th to April 24th, 2011. During this time,entrance fees to all national park areas will be waived. Why not celebrate by visiting FlorissantFossil Beds National Monument? Families may be interested in a special day for kids called JuniorRanger Day which will be Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.Junior Ranger Day is a chance for children to earn badges and patches and become Junior Rangersand help out our national parks. Through a variety of hands-on activities children will learn aboutfossils, wildlife, wildfire, and outdoor skills. Throughout the day, children complete fun, engaginggames in their Junior Ranger books, go on hikes, see the park film and exhibits, and explore. Therewill also be a live, children’s music concert at 1:00 PM with children’s musician Ranger Jeff Wolin.While many activities are geared towards families, there are always plenty of activities to do for allvisitors such as hiking, exhibits, the park film, and two short, self-guided nature trails.Questions? Call Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument for more details at (719) 748-3253. Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument P.O. Box 185, Florissant, CO 80816 Phone: (719) 748-3253, www.nps.gov/flfoEXPERIENCE YOUR AMERICAThe National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.