• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area


    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Junior Ranger Events and Activities

Future Events

Jr. Ranger Day - April 26, 2014

Mississippi River Visitor Center

The Raptor Center will present a program for us at 1pm. Free. Limited space available.

Ongoing Events
An adult and child restoring the landscape with the river in the background.

Habitat Restoration Events
Join us for restoration events and make a difference in your community! Two Saturdays each month a ranger will lead an exploration of a river habitat. Learn about local ecosystems and native flora and fauna while restoring the habitat by removing invasive weeds or planting native grasses and flowers! This three hour event is ideal for anyone ages 4-104 who enjoys light gardening and learning about nature and local river history! Search the Schedule of Events on our website for upcoming restoration events.

Anytime Activities
A Ranger helps kids at the Mississippi River Visitor Center.
Visit any one of the visitor centers in the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, ask for a Junior Ranger booklet and investigate the visitor center and surrounding area to answer the booklet's questions to earn your Junior Ranger badge. more...

Also check out the Schedule of Events.

Did You Know?

Mussels, One being in a person's hand

Certain freshwater mussels can live to more than 100 years in the right conditions. This lifespan is one of the longest for any creature on earth.