The Roving Ranger: A Mobile Trailhead Serving up Chesapeake Bay Education

August 16, 2018 by Andrew

The mobile visitor center, the Chesapeake Roving Ranger, is back on the road representing the Chesapeake Conservancy and National Park Service and serving up a bit of the Bay! This season, the Ranger has traveled throughout the watershed and took up shop at a dozen events and festivals. Visitors to the Roving Ranger can collect a National Park passport stamp, pick up special junior ranger program books related to the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and participate in an interpretive program.

In addition to showcasing a number of fresh activities, the Ranger is sporting a new look! In early spring, the vehicle underwent a refit and now features a brand new popup window, solar panels, and additional graphics that include a brand new hands-on Bay watershed map. The Ranger is hard to miss, it’s the size of a delivery truck and features large, beautiful scenes of the Chesapeake Bay on all sides.

Even with the summer season coming to an end, the Ranger will still be at public events and festivals related to the natural and cultural heritage of the Chesapeake Bay into late fall.  Visit Find Your Chesapeake to see a list of some of the Ranger’s upcoming appearances!

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