• Ice crystals form on ground vegetation

    Noatak

    National Preserve Alaska

For Kids

Anyone can be a Junior Ranger. Learning is the first step towards helping.

Print the Western Arctic National Parklands Junior Ranger book using both sides of the paper or reusing paper when possible. Complete as many activities as you can, and mail the book to the park. Not only will you be able to tell others what you learned about the parks in northwest Alaska, but you can also earn the Junior Ranger badge, saber toothed cat patch, and even a water bottle.

 
Junior Rangers of the Western Arctic National Parklands, which includes Kobuk Valley National Park, Noatak National Preserve, and Cape Krusenstern National Monument
Junior Rangers of the Western Arctic National Parklands, which includes Noatak National Preserve
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Did You Know?

27 caribou, with tails held high, leave a gravel bar to splash and swim across a blue river on a fall day.

The Western Arctic caribou herd is comprised of about 370,000 caribou, making it North America’s largest. These “nomads of the north” travel through Noatak National Preserve twice a year during their long trek between southern wintering areas and northern calving grounds.