What is a Junior
Are you interested in exploring? Do you like
art, science, history or nature? How about animals, sailing
ships, dinosaurs or trains? Would you like to learn
more about the national parks that belong to you? Did you
know you can help protect these special places
- even if you never visit them all?
A Junior Ranger Could be YOU!
Rather than tying their park
experiences only to the scheduled programs, Junior Ranger
Programs are designed to provide participants with the flexibility
to see and interact with the park at their own pace and within
the limits of their own time.
National Parks with Junior Ranger
Many National Parks offer visitors
the opportunity to join the National Park Service Family as
Junior Rangers. Interested students complete a series of activities
during their park visit, share their answers with a park ranger,
and receive an official Junior Ranger badge or patch and Junior
A list of parks offering Junior
Ranger Programs appears below.