New in 2013: Become a Junior Ranger at Niobrara National Scenic River!
The booklet is designed for ages 5 -12, but all are welcome to participate. You can pick up a Junior Ranger Booklet at our Headquarters Office in Valentine, at Fort Niobrara Wildlife Refuge, or Smith Falls State Park. Once you've finished the activities you'll recieve your very own Junior Ranger Badge.
You can check your answers online here.
Scheduled Ranger Programs take place on Saturday nights and Sunday mornings from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Pick up a program flyer, check out our facebook page, or call the park for more information..
Niobrara National Scenic River also provides ranger-led programs for school groups and community organizations custom designed to meet the specific group's learning objectives. Scheduling depends on staff availability. Contact us to discuss the possiblities at (402) 376-1901.
WebRangers- designed for kids where you can create your own "Ranger Station" and try fun activites while learning about America's national parks! Wild and Scenic Rivers protect 1/4 of 1% of America's rivers. Discover more about them through games and activites on this site.
Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge also has a Junior Ranger program ($1.00 fee) Upon completion of the program kids receive a badge, have their photo taken, a newsletter and a 15% discount on book store items.
Did You Know?
Six distinct ecosystems blend along 76 miles of river: eastern deciduous forest, Rocky Mountain montane forest, northern boreal forest, eastern tall-grass prairie, Sandhills mixed-grass and western short-grass prairie. Click "More" to visit the Niobrara National Scenic River "Nature & Science" page. More...