• Historic buildings and the waterfront in New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

    New Bedford Whaling

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

Junior Ranger Service Corps

A Junior Ranger learning about Henry "Box" Brown

A Junior Ranger Service Corps participant learning about Henry "Box" Brown.

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What Does the Junior Ranger Service Corps do?
The Junior Ranger Service Corps meets twice a month. One meeting will be a learning experience and the second meeting will be an opportunity to contribute and serve the community. For example: there may be a learning experience on New Bedford's role in the Underground Railroad. Then later that month, members would have the opportunity to set up an exhibit in the Visitor Center displaying something they discovered during their learning experience.

 
Festival Service Corps

Junior Ranger Service Corps members assist with an activity at the Working Waterfront Festival.

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When does the Junior Ranger Service Corps meet?
The Junior Ranger Service Corps meets once a month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. In addition, participants commit to one service hour per month (Usually for a special event, AHA! night, festival, or park program).

What does it cost to join?
Nothing! All activities and materials are free to members. All we ask is that you attend regularly and make the minimum commitment of contributing one service hour per week.

How do I sign up?
Fill out an application form and bring it to the Visitor Center located at 33 William Street. You can also mail, fax or email your form to:

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
33 William Street
New Bedford, MA 02127
Attention: Junior Ranger Service Corps

Fax: (508) 984-1250

Email

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Did You Know?

A contemporary engraving depicts colonists dumping tea chests in Boston Harbor in December of 1773.

The first whaling vessel launched from New Bedford in 1767, the "Dartmouth," was one of the ships later involved in the Boston Tea Party.