Friday, June 1, 2012

Trailblazer Workshop

For the 13th year, Fort Scott National Historic Site will offer its annual Trailblazer Workshop.

The workshop exposes youngsters to the mission of the National Park Service -- caring for the nation's crown jewels.

Kids who sign up will take part in an archaeological dig, work in the prairie and gain knowledge of methods used to preserve the buildings and artifacts of the fort.

They will also learn about living history and interpretation and work on a play to be presented t the end of the week.    There will also be activities related to adaptive use of natural resources and keeping the planet clean.

This year's Trailblazer Camp will be held June 18 to 22 from 8:30 a.m. to noon each day.     Registration starts June 1.

To sign up, contact Fort Scott National Historic Site at 620-223-0310.  

Participants must be age 9 to 12 as of the beginning day of the camp.    An informational packet will be sent after registration is complete.    There is no charge for the workshop.    Space is limited to 12 people; since space is limited, those who are new to the workshop will be given preference over those returning.