• Sunset view of Glacier Bay and the surrounding Fairweather Mountains.

    Glacier Bay

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Be A Junior Ranger

Junior Rangers asking ranger a question about dunguness crab.
Junior rangers ask questions about Dungeness crab.
 
Glacier Bay Junior Rangers

Join the Team!

Are you ready for your Junior Ranger adventure to begin? Becoming a Junior Ranger is a special honor and there are some responsibilities that go with it.

  • If you come by plane or on your own boat: visit a ranger and the exhibits in the Visitor Center on the second floor of Glacier Bay Lodge.

  • If you come by cruise ship: look for someone wearing the badge and the ranger hat! Cruise ship children's centers offer a Junior Ranger Program over the course of the cruise. While in Glacier Bay, rangers present a special program to aspiring Junior Rangers.

  • If you come by tour vessel: meet with the ranger on board to learn about Glacier Bay.

  • If you are a virtual visitor: start learning all sorts of cool stuff about this national park right here.
 
Junior Ranger activity book

First pick up or retrieve a Junior Ranger booklet. By completing the steps and presenting your work to a ranger, you can earn a nifty Junior Ranger badge.

The world can always use another Junior Ranger!

 

Glacier Bay Web Ranger Virtual Visit
Hey kids! You can now explore the wonders of Glacier Bay through a virtual boat trip to the glaciers. Climb aboard the tour boat with a park ranger and discover what makes Glacier Bay so special.

Complete the workbook, send it in, and you might become the latest Glacier Bay National Park Web Ranger!

Did You Know?

Forage fish

Dense schools of forage fish, like herring and sand lance, are an abundant food source for many creatures, from the massive Humpback Whale to the diminutive Marbled Murrelet. Schools of forage fish can be literally miles long and hundreds of feet thick.