Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites are offering an opportunity for kids to learn at home via the eRanger program. Since park rangers are currently not able to interact with kids in person like they normally do in Springtime due to the coronavirus outbreak, they have shared some educational videos online at to www.gastateparks.org and via state parks’ social media outlets, attests Kim Hatcher, Public Affairs Coordinator. Kids can explore topics such as Georgia history, the environment, and outdoor skills.
Every day, a brand new video is posted. Hatcher enthuses that a video posted on Thursday transports viewers down to the Okefenokee Swamp to check out some alligators.
There are around 20 eRanger videos thus far, states Hatcher. Topics explored include Red Top Mountain’s iron history and New Echota bluebirds.
Hatcher encourages all Georgia families to check out the Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites’ website for additional educational resources which include virtual field trips. This site also features information on state parks’ response to the coronavirus pandemic.