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Be A Junior Ranger

A park ranger helps kids learn about the different types and uses of copper.
A park ranger helps kids learn about the different types and uses of copper.
NPS Photo, Dan Johnson
During the summer, park staff provide ranger-guided programs specifically designed for kids. While programs have ended until late June 2011, the description below is a reference for what to expect on a Junior Ranger program.

Junior Ranger Program
Learning about history can be fun! Children ages 8-12 can join a ranger for a program filled with engaging activities. Junior ranger stickers will be given to each child who attends. This program will also help kids earn their Junior ranger badge! All children should wear sturdy shoes and bring water to drink. 1.5 hours and .5 mile. Meet in front of park headquarters on Red Jacket Road in Calumet.

Junior Ranger Book
Keweenaw National Historical Park's Junior Ranger book is now available. You can download a copy here (warning - this is a large file 10.5 MB), pick up a copy from park headquarters or request that a copy be mailed to you.

Did You Know?

This exposed vein of copper bearing rock leading into Lake Superior at Fort Wilkins State Park provided evidence of the area's copper wealth

Early native peoples began the first metal mining in North America over 7,000 years ago with copper mining on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. Copper was fashioned into tools and items that were traded throughout North America.