• An Assateague wild horse finding shelter in the dunes.

    Assateague Island

    National Seashore MD,VA

For Kids

Take a closer look at marine organisms in the waters around Assatague. 31 kb

Programs For Kids
Assateague Island National Seashore offers a variety of kids programs during the summer months. Visit our home page or check at the Assateague Island or Toms Cove visitor centers for program descriptions and schedules.

 
picture of the 2011 junior ranger patch, 35kb.

Junior Ranger & Mini-Ranger Program
For kids ages 6 and up. It's easy and fun to be a junior ranger. Learn more about the seashore and earn a Junior Ranger patch. Ask for an activity booklet at the Toms Cove or Assateague Island visitor centers. When you have completed the activities in the booklet, you'll receive a Junior Ranger certificate and a patch. A Mini-Ranger Program is available for kids ages 4-5. Learn more about the seashore and earn a Mini-Ranger badge. Ask for an activity booklet at the Toms Cove or Assateague Island visitor centers. When you have completed the activities in the booklet and attended a ranger-guided program, you'll receive a Mini-Ranger certificate and a badge. Both the Junior Ranger and the Mini-Ranger programs are available year-round.

 

WebRangers Water Safety Game
Heading to the water is a great way to beat the heat of summer. However, it is important to take precautions. Before hitting the beach, play the new National Park Service WebRangers water safety game.

Did You Know?

Did you know that horseshoe crabs may save your life? 2 kb

...that horseshoe crabs may save your life? A protein in their blood is used to test injectable drugs for bacterial contamination.