Junior Ranger Family Programs

Junior Rangers being sworn in.

New Junior Rangers being sworn in.

Kids Participating in the Junior Ranger program must attend one Ranger led activity in order to fulfill their requirements for Raven, Coyote, or Scorpion. The following programs are offered by the Environmental Education Branch of Grand Canyon during the SUMMER MONTHS ONLY (June thru August). By participating in these programs kids can fulfill their requirement for attending a Ranger led activity. Below you will find descriptions and start times for the programs specifically geared towards families visiting Grand Canyon National Park during the summer.

 
Children listening to stories read by park rangers

Children's Storytime Adventure Program

Natural Wonders is held everyday on El Tovar Hotel rim patio from 2:00pm until 2:30pm, beginning June 14 and ending September 7, 2015. The program is geared towards young visitors between the ages of 2 and 6. Discover what makes Grand Canyon one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world. This activity requires active audience participation. Children who participate can fulfill their Junior Ranger (Raven) requirement for attending a Ranger led program.
 
Way Cool Stuff for Kids fire ecology activities

Role-playing fires role in the forest

Walk on the Wild Side and Kids Rock!

These programs happen everyday at the Shrine of the Ages (wooden benches) by Parking Lot "A" between June 14 and September 7, 2015


Walk on the Wild Side
begins at 10:00 a.m. and Kid's Rock! starts at 4:00 p.m. The one-hour activities are appropriate for ages 6-12 and the kids should come prepared to have a lot of fun and learn something new! Programs will differ from day to day, previous topics have included:

  • bizarre bats
  • amazing mountain lions
  • fire in a forest
  • water in our world
  • archeology
  • tremendous trees
  • animal tracking
  • astronomy
  • arts and crafts

- plus many other subjects. Come and learn a few more reasons why Grand Canyon is a Way Cool place for Kids to Rock! Children who participate can fulfill their Junior Ranger (Raven) requirement for attending a Ranger led program.

 

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