The Lorax Visits Grand Teton National Park

August 6, 2009
Special family-oriented Junior Ranger programs inspired by Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax will be offered at Grand Teton National Park during the week of August 9-15. Families with children of all ages are invited to attend one of the unique Junior Ranger sessions designed to highlight the whimsy and love of nature that Dr. Seuss incorporated into many of his literary works.

The Junior Ranger programs will begin each day at 1:30 p.m. and last for 1.5 hours. The specific locations and days for each session are:
Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center: Sunday & Thursday
Jenny Lake Visitor Center: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Colter Bay Visitor Center: Tuesday & Saturday

An exhibition of the visual art of The Lorax, is currently on display at the National Museum of Wildlife Art located two and a half miles north of Jackson, Wyoming. Exploring the exhibit, The Lorax: Original Illustrations by Dr. Seuss, will fulfill part of the requirements for earning a Junior Ranger badge at Grand Teton National Park. For details about the lively exhibit, call the National Museum of Wildlife Art at 307.733. 5771 or visit online at

The Lorax is a story about an enterprising character named Once-ler who chops down all the Truffula trees and unwittingly changes the environment. The Lorax tries to defend the trees and all the creatures that depend upon the forest. In the end, the Lorax must go away, but not before leaving the Once-ler with one thought-provoking word: “UNLESS.” Later, the Once-ler realizes that it is up to a boy to save the forest, by restoring it to the way it was before. “UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not,” reflects the Once-ler.