- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) - Jewel Cave National Monument in western South Dakota is hosting a Junior Ranger Day this weekend as part of the National Park Service’s centennial celebration.

Saturday’s Junior Ranger Day will focus on nocturnal animals, including nine species of bats. Children will get to learn about the bats’ echolocation, white nose syndrome and hibernation. Participants will be able to make crafts to take home with them.

The monument’s Junior Ranger program is geared toward children ages 5 through 12. It is meant to help children understand the importance of protecting nocturnal species and all wildlife.

The monument is home to the third longest cave in the world. It is open daily during the summer season and has four different cave tour options.

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Online: www.nps.gov/jeca


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