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    Kobuk Valley

    National Park Alaska

For Teachers

Anyone can be a Junior Ranger. Learning is the first step towards helping.

Complete the activities in the Western Arctic Parklands Junior Ranger book and mail the book to the park. Not only will you be able to tell others what you learned about the parks in northwest Alaska, but you can also earn the Junior Ranger badge, saber toothed cat patch, and even a water bottle.

Did You Know?

Image of a tiny wood frog with a black eye stripe is dwarfed by the palm of the person's hand on which it sits.

A frog that lives in Kobuk Valley National Park spends the winter as an ice cube. In the fall, the Wood Frog burrows under leaves on the forest floor. Its temperature drops to 20° F or lower until spring, at which point it thaws out and goes on its way.