Tennessee State Parks Junior Rangers Make Holiday Visit to the Tennessee Residence

December 8, 2014  |  Permalink

Tennessee State Parks Junior Rangers from across the state visited Tennessee’s Home for the Holidays open house at the Tennessee Residence Dec. 6 to participate in a special holiday event. More than 30 Junior Rangers and their families were in attendance. They toured the residence decorated for the holidays and enjoyed games, a puppet show, and State Parks’ birds of prey and snake programs.

This year, the Tennessee’s Home for the Holidays decoration theme is “Tennessee Landscapes,” and Tennessee State Parks were a partner to create decorations highlighting beautiful natural scenery in east, middle, and west Tennessee. Children participating in the State Parks’ Junior Rangers Program, for ages 6-14 to learn about and enjoy their natural environment, created ornaments to decorate Conservation Hall. Over the past year, Junior Rangers have worked on projects to create natural ornaments representing the 6 pillars of the program: Safety, History, Stewardship, Astronomy, Wildlife, and Water.

Tennessee’s Home for the Holidays is open to the public through Wednesday, December 17, with free tours offered Monday – Saturday,  and guests may reserve a time to visit on the First Lady’s website, www.tn.gov/firstlady.

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