Kids & Youth
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 download a Junior Ranger Booklet, pick one up at our Visitor Center in Valentine, at Fort Niobrara Wildlife Refuge, or Smith Falls State Park. Once you've finished the activities you'll receive your very own Junior Ranger Badge.
You can check your answers online here.
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.
Check out the Kids' Activities in the Niobrara NSR Visitor Center every Saturday during the summer months. Kids will complete a craft project, play a game, or try their hand at an activity such as the table-top fossil dig. Activities change each week; stop by any Saturday during normal hours to see what is happening next!
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.