Be A Junior Ranger
Become a Junior Ranger or Little Cub! Find an online schedule of interpretive programs, including special Junior Ranger programs, in the Yosemite Guide newspaper.
Yosemite Junior Ranger Day 2014
Join in the fun and become a Junior Ranger on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Meet at the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. Various activities between 10 am and 8 pm.
Be a Junior Ranger (ages 7-13)!
You can become a Yosemite Junior Ranger by purchasing a self-guided booklet published by the Yosemite Conservancy. This booklet is sold for $3.50 plus tax at the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, Nature Center at Happy Isles (May through September), and Wawona and Tuolumne Meadows Visitor Centers (June through September), and Big Oak Flat Information Station (May through September). In order to earn a Junior Ranger patch, the booklet must be completed, a bag of trash collected, and a guided program attended.
Yosemite has a program for YOU! Little Cubs is a self-guided booklet that encourages our young visitors and their families to discover Yosemite ’s wonders and to earn a Little Cubs button.This booklet (published by the Yosemite Conservancy) is sold for $3 plus tax in the Nature Center at Happy Isles,Yosemite Valley, Wawona, and Tuolumne Meadows Visitor Centers, and the Big Oak Flat Information Station.
Sea un Joven Guardaparque
Presentando una guía en español que se llama “Manual para Jóvenes Guardaparques.” Por favor visiten un centro de visitantes del parque para recoger su ejemplar. Esta guía tiene actividades para niños de 7 a 13 años. Una otra guía, “Manual para Niños Exploradores,” es para niños pequeños de 3 a 6 años. Todos los niños que completan los manuales recibirán como obsequio un escudo de “Joven Guardaparque de Yosemite.”
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Junior Ranger Activities to Do from Home
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Did You Know?
The Yosemite Leadership Program partners with UC Merced, to bring students to the park each summer for hands-on professional development through internships. Students work alongside scientists, educators, interpreters, business managers, and many other professionals of the NPS and park partner organizations. Some go on to become National Park Service rangers.