Basic Junior Ranger Program
Either a patch or badge will be awarded upon completion of Fire Island National Seashore's basic Junior Ranger program.
Fire Island National Seashore's basic 16-page Junior Ranger Activity Booklet: Learning All About Fire Island National Seashore is designed to be completed on-site. With a little effort, it can even be completed in a single day's visit!
Activities include a visitor center treasure hunt, Sunken Forest wildlife word search, recreation crossword puzzle, safety exercise, and more.
Booklets are available at each of the park's visitor contact stations: Wilderness, Watch Hill, Sailors Haven, and at the Fire Island Lighthouse, the Patchogue Ferry Terminal and the William Floyd Estate. The Fire Island Lighthouse and the Wilderness Visitor Center are open year-round. Other sites are open seasonally.
Upon completion of the booklet, kids may choose either a Fire Island National Seashore Junior Ranger patch or badge.
Did You Know?
In 1790, William Floyd - one of New York's four signers of the Declaration of Independence - was the largest slave holder in Suffolk County, New York, at one time. The 1790 U. S. Census indicates that 14 slaves lived on his Mastic plantation. More...