Sixty kids embrace the outdoors through the Winter Jr. Rangers program
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About 60 kids of all ages braved the wind to visit the Hiwan Homestead on Sunday, but not even the chilly weather could dampen the fun to be had at the Winter Jr. Rangers program.
Hosted by Jeffco Open Space, the event was called “Winter Jr. Rangers: Then and Now.” It aimed to teach youngsters about the duties of modern-day park rangers compared to the tasks of their counterparts more than 100 years in the past.
“We want to teach kids how to take care of our parks,” said Andrea Keppers, education specialist and curator for the Hiwan Homestead Museum. “They’re learning what it’s like to be a ranger and a citizen of Jefferson County.”