Lena Pope Children Play Eco-Rangers for a Day
What do the Texas Rangers Baseball, the Lena Pope Home, Inc. and the Trinity River Audubon Center have in common? The love of children and the environment!
During June, Texas Rangers Summer Academy is held and children from the Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth participate and enjoy a number of different experiences and adventure outings. Sponsored by the Texas Rangers Foundation, the camp was held during the weeks of June 8 through June 22 to give the Lena Pope Home children an opportunity to enjoy new recreational adventures and learn about different areas of the North Texas Region.
Groups of children, between thirty and fifty daily, visited five locations each week of the camp. Monday they were at the Ballpark in Arlington, Tuesday at Rocky Top Equestrian Center in Keller, Wednesday at Fox Sports Net News in Dallas, Thursday at the Trinity River Audubon Center in Dallas, and Friday back to Arlington and the Ballpark for fishing. A total of 120 children enjoyed the Trinity River Audubon Center during this camp and even on the first day with heavy rains over North Texas, the kids came and had a blast watching the rain from canted windows and sloshing through the water puddles during breaks in the rain.
From 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. the children explored native plants and animals and discovered the wonder of emerging wetlands and restored Texas Blackland Prairies. They participated in a special modified Eco-Investigation Program lead by the Trinity River Audubon Center staff.
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