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KOUNTZE, Texas – Come celebrate Junior Ranger Day at Big Thicket National Preserve on Saturday, April 22, 2023. This FREE family-friendly event will take place at the visitor center located at 6102 FM 420 north of Kountze from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Kids and adults will explore different vehicles that rangers use in their jobs, like a wildland fire truck, an air boat, and other machinery. They will also learn more about the bugs that live in water with resource management staff. Families can learn more about the different trees around the visitor center in a scavenger hunt and about paddling the waterways. A local food truck will be selling food and ASL interpreters will be on-site during the event