Be A Junior Ranger
Are you interested in exploring? Do you like art, science, history or nature? How about animals, sailing ships, dinosaurs or trains? Would you like to learn more about the national parks that belong to you? Did you know you can help protect these special places - even if you never visit them all?
If you're interested, Padre Island National Seashore is just one national park that gives you a chance to earn an official Junior Ranger badge and Junior Ranger certificate. Then, if you help keep the park clean by doing a beach clean-up, you also get a cool Adopt-a-Beach patch!
How else can I get involved?
Get in the zone! KidsZone is a place where you can explore and learn about your national parks, learn how to become an official Junior Ranger, play online games, and win prizes.
Did You Know?
Kemp's ridley sea turtles are both the smallest and the most endangered sea turtles in the world. Padre Island National Seashore is one of only a few places in the world where Kemp's ridley sea turtles come to nest. More...