Sunday, August 10, 2008
Gracie & Zander - Rangers of tomorrow!
I have seen the future of the U.S. National Park Service! Two little helpers, Gracie and Zander, are surely destined to be USNPS Park Rangers.
Gracie Mims was so excited to be able to see and release the hatchlings.
Gracie's mom, Park Ranger Beckie Mims, shows Gracie how to carefully hold a hatchling as it is released.
Zander Litwin takes sea turtles very seriously and always makes sure people have literature on how to help save them. He's already been helping his mom, Park Ranger Rhonda Litwin, with the turtles for a long time and has become our number one public relations guy!
Gracie and Zander peer into the cooler in which the hatchlings were housed overnight, waiting to be released.
Gracie smooths sand over a footprint before the next hatchling is released.