• 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 Ranger Guided Programs page or check at the Assateague Island or Toms Cove visitor centers for program descriptions and schedules.

 
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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 badge. 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 badge. 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.

 
2015 youth art contest flyer

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2015 Annual Pass Youth Art Contest
Our 50th birthday isn't until 2015, but we are starting the celebration early. To commemorate this special event, we want to feature student artwork on our 2015 Annual Park Pass!

We are asking that young artists from kindergarten through twelfth grade create and submit original, colorful artwork depicting the natural resources that are preserved and protected within the boundaries of the national seashore. The first place winning entry will be used on the 2015 annual park pass!

Click here to download the guidelines and an entry form.

 

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?

When you see beach foam think of egg whites! 4 kb

When you see beach foam think of egg whites! Beach foam is created when the tumultuous action of the surf forces air into the ocean water. It is similar to whipping egg whites into froth but instead of egg whites the ocean contains organic compounds that reduce the surface tension of the bubbles.