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Be A Junior Ranger

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Earn a Badge and Become a Junior Ranger

Junior Rangers at Rocky Mountain National Park have fun discovering the natural world, while learning about why we need to protect the special treasures found in our National Parks. We need the help of all our rangers to keep Rocky preserved and protected for many more years to come. Pick up a free Junior Ranger activity booklet at any visitor contact station, learn about the park and become a ranger by earning your badge today!

 
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Junior Ranger Headquarters Located at Moraine Park Discovery Center off Bear Lake Road.

Junior Ranger Headquarters is a Place Just for Kids!

The Junior Ranger Headquarters, located at Moraine Park Discovery Center along Bear Lake Road, is a place just for kids! Join a ranger-led program, complete your Junior Ranger book, and earn a badge all in one place. The Junior Ranger Headquarters is open from June 21 - August 17, in the summer of 2014. Programs are offered 4 times a day, 6 days a week, and times are 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM, & 2:30 PM. Programs last 30 minutes and are geared for kids ages 6-12. It is free to participate, and a parent or adult must be present with children at all times.
Tuesdays at Junior Ranger Headquarters is Discovery Days! This is a family-friendly walk-in program that goes from 9:00 AM -1:00 PM. Each week there is something new to discover.

 
Junior Ranger Program
From programs on Fire to talks about Predators, there are many different program topics offered throughout the summer.
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You can also download printable versions of Junior Ranger booklets.

For English-language versions:

  • For ages under 5 (pdf 3.5M), click here.
  • For ages 6-8 (pdf 2.8M) click here.
  • For ages 9-12 (pdf 4M) click here.

For Spanish-language versions:

  • Para edades de 5 años y menores (pdf 3.4M), clic aquí.
  • Para edades 6-8 (pdf 2.9M), clic aquí.
  • Para edades 9-12 (pdf 3.7M) clic aquí.

National Park Service Programs for Kids

Become a Junior Ranger on-line through the Web Ranger website.

Did You Know?

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Rocky Mountain National Park has a cool site for kids. What do you know about the park? The Web Ranger Challenge tests your knowledge! More...