Over 150 children and their families added climate ribbons to a pop-up exhibit during Junior Ranger Day in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Participants were inspired by a baby sequoia tree from the park's native plant nursery to think about what they'd like to protect from climate chaos. They were invited to tie their ribbons to a trellis surrounding the sequoia. By mid-day the trellis was completely covered, the ribbons ran out, and rangers substituted pink flagging material--normally used as markers during resource management projects--for the rest of the event.
A big thank you to Emily Zivot, Subdistrict Interpreter at Sequoia's Foothills Visitor Center, for coordinating the Climate Ribbon activity! We look forward to more Ribbon activities at future national park events.