Be A Junior Ranger
Become a Junior Ranger for the Chesapeake Bay
Captain John Smith was quite an adventurer when he explored the Chesapeake Bay. The routes that he traveled and many of the places that he saw 400 years ago are now part of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic
As a Junior Ranger for the Captain John Smith Chesapeake Trail, you will learn about:
It's easy and it's fun. Here's how:
Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
A park ranger will review your work. If you've done a good job in learning about the trail, the ranger will mail you a badge and certify you as an official Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Junior Ranger.
Find Clues from the Past
Captain John Smith did not "discover" the Chesapeake Bay region. There were already people living here for thousands of years before the European settlers arrived. American Indians didn't leave written descriptions, but they left many other types of clues to tell us who they were and how they lived.
This is the stuff that archeologists study. If you enjoy digging in dirt, solving mysteries, and piecing together puzzles, you should check out the National Park Service website Archeology for Kids.