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Be A Junior Ranger

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Learn how to become a Greenbelt Park Junior Ranger

Apply now to become a 2014 Greenbelt Park Junior Ranger.

Greenbelt Park is an 1100-acre forest featuring ten miles of trails, picnic areas and a campground with 178 sites. Jr. Rangers will participate in nature hikes and learn about the environment and the National Park Service.

The session is Tuesday June 17 through Thursday June 19.
Deadline for applications is Tuesday June 10
This session is for 8 to 12 year old children. Each day is from 9:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.
Each parent/guardian must attend the orientation session on Tuesday June 17 2014 from 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Click here if you want to download the 2014 application.

Applications for the 2014 Junior Ranger program are available at the Greenbelt Park Headquarters, Greenbelt Park Ranger Station.
Please do not email the application but drop off the application at the park.
Pre-registration is mandatory and we will review all applications and contact applicants of approval to the program approximately five to six days before the start date.
This program is free of charge.


Each National Park conducts its Junior ranger program in different ways due to staff and other factors.

Our goal here at Greenbelt Park is to provide a learning experience and promote appreciation and understanding of the environment. As a Junior Ranger you will learn to “preserve and protect our nation’s natural and cultural resources for the education and enjoyment of future generations”.

Activities in correlation with the program are intended to engage participants in the National Park experience.

At Greenbelt, we conduct Junior Ranger day camps in the Summer.

We are also expected to introduce a new Junior Ranger booklet in the Fall of 2014.

The new booklet was designed by the Student Conservation Association Junior Ranger Ambassador.

Click on this for more information on Junior Ranger programs throughout the National Park Service.

Kids click on link for Web Ranger- Explore and become a National Park Service Web Ranger! It was updated recently with new activities and ways to explore National Parks.

It's a blast!

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Help Prevent Forest Fires
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Join us on Junior Ranger Sunday and come discover the world of beavers.

Meet at the Greenbelt Park Ranger Station near the campground on Sunday January 25 at 11:00 a.m..
Greenbelt Park's entrance is located at 6565 Greenbelt Road between the Baltimore Washington Parkway and Kenilworth Avenue
For more information please call Greenbelt Park at 301 344-3944 or visit the park 's web site at http://www.nps.gov/gree/

a picture of Ranger Alford and Junior rangers in a classroom activity
The Junior Rangers worked on an activity with Ranger Alford
a picture of the 2011 JR RANGERS
Here are the Junior Rangers giving a program on Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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