Virtual park experience planned Saturday

May 14, 2020

This year, National Kids to Parks Day is going digital, and Virginia State Parks has organized a full day of programming that will air from its Facebook page on Saturday, May 16.

Park rangers will bring a much-needed dose of nature to children and families, wherever they are, with programs airing on the hour from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Visitors who tune in will float along on a sunrise paddle; enjoy demonstrations on camping, fire starting and campfire cooking; and dissect owl pellets, uncover fossils and learn about the cosmos.
A full schedule and additional details are available at

Rangers have already been working to meet visitors in the digital space by uploading interpretive programs to the Fun and Learning page on the Virginia State Parks website at

In conjunction with Parks to Kids Day, state parks will host a virtual art gallery. Submissions of park-inspired art from children 17 and younger are being accepted through Wednesday, May 13. Submissions meeting the criteria will be featured on the Virginia State Parks website for the May 16 celebration.