• Spring-time view of the seashore, with shorebirds returning to the surf.

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

Be A Junior Ranger

Be a Junior Ranger!!

NPS

The Junior Ranger Program is a fun way to learn more about our park and how you can help protect it - just like our park rangers! The Junior Ranger Program at the seashore is designed for kids ages 5 to 13.

To become an official Cape Hatteras National Seashore Junior Ranger during the summer program season (mid-June to Labor Day), you will need to:

  1. Attend two ranger programs - there is a program schedule in In The Park, the park newspaper, which you can get at any of our visitor centers

    and/or

  2. Complete the Junior Ranger booklet (available at any of our visitor centers) appropriate for your age.

If you complete the booklet, you will earn a Junior Ranger badge.

If you are visiting the park during any other time period, you can earn a Junior Ranger badge by completing the booklet.

If you are not able to visit the park, you can still become a National Park Service Junior Ranger and learn about the jobs of park rangers by visiting www.nps.gov/webrangers. Complete all the activities and you can become a Web Ranger!

Did You Know?

Various tern species resting along beach wetlands

Cape Hatteras National Seashore, a Globally Important Bird Area, is a critical natural landform along the Atlantic Flyway - serving as a major resting and feeding grounds for migratory birds. More...