• Montezuma Castle's prehistoric dwelling

    Montezuma Castle

    National Monument Arizona

Be A Green Ranger

Green Rangers

Participants learn about the Traditional Use Garden at the Montezuma Well unit of the Monument.

The Green Ranger program is for kids between the ages of 9-12 years and teaches kids about native plants and habitat restoration. This summer, the Green Ranger sessions will also have themes. June session topics will include pollinators, stewardship, educational scavenger hunts, seed collecting, native and invasive plant identification. July session topics will include nature walks to introduce wildlife, bird watching, stewardship, native and invasive plant identification. As part of this program, kids will be working with park natural resource staff at Montezuma Well to collect native seeds, learn about native and invasive plants, and assist in the Native Pollinator and Traditional Use Garden areas at Montezuma Well.

This video tells the story of the Green Rangers program. Check it out!

The Green Rangers program will require a commitment of at least two Saturdays out of the four offered. The sessions will run from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the following dates:

  • April 5, 2014
  • May 3, 2014
  • June 7, 2014
  • July 26, 2014

Each session will have up to 15 kids enrolled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Kids must be signed in with the youth coordinator (Email Us or 928-821-0745) prior to attending. There is no cost for the program.

This program is an ongoing National Park Service effort to connect local kids to the outdoors and teach them about natural resource stewardship. Montezuma Well is located in Rimrock, AZ and is a unit of Montezuma Castle National Monument. We hope that you join us at the Well and make this program a success!

Click to download an application!
And don't forget the photo release too!

Did You Know?

Western Diamondback

Both the Western Diamondback and the Black-tailed Rattlesnake call Montezuma Castle their home. This Diamondback was marked for our monitoring project. This multi-year undertaking led to new management techniques, including stopping relocation since this could lead to the death of the snake. More...