Be A Junior Ranger

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Park ranger Julie Flores swears in siblings Leonie, 7, and Jonathan Donners, 10, of New Jersey, as junior rangers at the peregrine falcon viewing site at the base of the Precipice Trail. Photo by: Lily LaRegina/Friends of Acadia.

What is a Junior Ranger?

A junior ranger attends ranger programs, completes activities in a workbook, and promises to take care of Acadia. It is a great way to learn and have fun in the park.

How do you become a Junior Ranger?

When you arrive in the park, stop by a visitor center, nature center, or one of the park campgrounds to obtain your booklet. Complete activities in the booklet and attend ranger programs. Once you complete your booklet, you can get sworn in by a park ranger and get your junior ranger badge! You can also become a junior ranger
at other parks across the country. Learn more about the National Junior Ranger program.

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A Park Ranger leads the Junior Ranger Station Program at Sieur de Monts themed around animals in Acadia National Park. (Photo by Emma Forthofer/FOA)

Junior Ranger Stations

Stop by Hulls Cove Visitor Center or Sieur de Monts Nature Center during program hours for fun activities and to complete your Junior Ranger book. Then take the Junior Ranger oath to get your badge. Wheelchair accessible. Check out the Park Calendar to see when the next Junior Ranger Station is scheduled.

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Last updated: July 22, 2022

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