Second Biodiversity Festival offers hands-on programs

Second Biodiversity Festival offers hands-on programs

WHITINSVILLE, Mass. – Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park is hosting its second annual Biodiversity Festival on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Blackstone River State Park, 1075 Lower River Road, Lincoln.

Kicking off with yoga in the park at 8 a.m., the festivities include free walks, games and crafts. Demonstrations will be in full-swing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. including a visit from the Southwick Zoo’s Zoomobile, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Biodiversity Festival is also the launch party for Blackstone Heritage Corridor Inc. and Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park’s new Junior Ranger Program. Junior Rangers participate in activities that help take care of the environment, learn to track animals, and build their own rocket.

All festival activities are free and open to the public and parking is available onsite. In case of inclement weather, the Biodiversity Festival will be moved to Sunday, Sept. 17, and notification will be through the park’s facebook page and website.

A full listing of all programs can be found on the website, www.nps.gov/blrv or on the Facebook page, www.fb.com/BlackstoneNPS.

To learn about the Junior Ranger program, visit the GearHeads page at www.Blackstoneheritagecorridor.org . For other inquiries or additional information, contact Ranger Kevin Klyberg at Kevin_Klyberg@NPS.gov.