50th Anniversary Junior Ranger Fun

Drawing of black bear and happy birthday balloons

It's Sleeping Bear Dune's 50 birthday!

And we are celebrating with fun events, parties, hiking and biking challenges, and scavenger hunts. You can join the party from wherever you are.

Become a special 50th Junior Ranger. Download the 50th Birthday Junior Ranger pages and complete the required number of activities. Those of you ten-years old or older are challenged to do research to answer the "Children of the Anishinaabek" portion.

When you're finished, email us at slbe_50@nps.gov and let us know

  • your name(s) for a certificate
  • what you've done
  • your mailing address

We'll send you a special Sleeping Bear Dunes 50th Junior Ranger badge in the postal mail. It's wooden and really special! We will also send you a certificate. Please keep in mind that it could take over a month to receive your mail.

When you get your badge, head over to our video on Facebook to take the pledge.

Share what you’ve done on social media using #SleepingBear50 and #ShareSLBE


Build a birthday bear. Download, print, cut, and glue your own party bear.

Find the hidden words. Download the birthday word search puzzle.

Last updated: May 14, 2020