Be A Junior Ranger
Visit Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site and become a Junior Ranger!
Visit the park and pick up your own Junior Ranger booklet for free; complete the activities appropriate for your age using the information found in the booklet and at the park. Once completed, bring it to a ranger to be checked and WHAMO you have earned yourself a badge and the honor of being a Junior Ranger who vows to learn about and protect National Parks throughout our country.
If you cannot visit Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, do not dispair! Simply download an English (850kb) Junior Ranger booklet or a Spanish (912kb) language booklet; use the museum web exhibit to find information needed to complete the activities, then mail the booklet to the park for a ranger to check. We will mail the booklet back to you with your badge.
The National Park Service has more virtual Junior Ranger opportunities. Visit the site www.nps.gov/webrangers and learn about the facinating work of rangers and the diversity of sites within the service. Complete all the activities and you can become a Web-Ranger!
Did You Know?
Carl Sandburg collected American folk songs from the time he was 19 years old. He published a book entitled "The American Songbag" from this collection and even learned a few chords on the guitar. He would entertain audiences after poetry recitals with his unique renditions of these songs.