International Dark Sky Week Project Pack Pick-Up
San Luis Valley, Colorado community members are invited to “Discover the Night” and pick up a Dark Sky Project Pack at Alamosa Public Library anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday (4/5) through Friday (4/9). It will contain stickers, craft ideas, supplies, information on the importance of dark skies, and an official Junior Ranger Night Explorer Activity Guide from Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. In 2019, Great Sand Dunes was certified as an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA). Prospective Junior Rangers are invited to return their activity guide to Great Sand Dunes to officially take the oath of the Junior Ranger – Night Explorer. Many thanks to IDA member Judith Boquist for approaching Alamosa Public Library about hosting an event, to IDA for providing materials for distribution, and to Ranger Ian Knoerl at Great Sand Dunes for his assistance in planning the event.