Kids & Youth

Become a Junior Ranger

The Junior Ranger program at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument allows school-aged children to make meaningful connections with the Sonoran Desert. This educational experience will ask the children to engage their senses and critical thinking skills as they learn about this amazing place. Download a book here or pick one up at the Kris Eggle Visitor Center.

children working on junior ranger books

Working hard on a Junior Ranger Activity Booklet



Just a Kid at Heart?

Organ Pipe Cactus offers a Desert Ranger program for the "not-so-junior" ranger because we encourage kids of all ages to become engaged with the landscape. All that is required is a love of the Sonoran Desert and a willingness to give the time necessary to complete all of the activities. You can download the Desert Ranger Guide or pick one up from the Kris Eggle Visitor Center.

Proud "Senior" Junior Rangers

Two very proud Desert Rangers pose with a ranger


Web Rangers

The National Park Service has created a web based program to allow interested and motivated children to explore hundreds of National Park Sties through the United States from the comfort of their own home. Web Rangers connects children to places and ideas far near and far.


The National Park Service supports a variety of youth outreach and educational programs all across the nation. More>

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