Ranger-guided programs are a great way to learn about what makes a park special, whether it's learning how historic people lived, discovering geologic processes at work, or seeing things you wouldn't have found on your own.
Ranger-guided programs are available in many formats, but generally fall into two categories: presentations and activities.
Presentations are usually stationary, and take place in an amphitheater or auditorium. Short talks and touch tables are more personal ways of interacting with the ranger. The programs are usually topical, regarding some aspect of human or natural history. These types of programs are usually free.
Ranger-guided activities may include short talks, guided tours, walks, and hikes. These activities are often free, but some activities such as boat rides and certain tours may require a fee.
Certain activities require a degree of physical fitness. You must self-assess whether an activity would be too difficult or hazardous to any member of your party. If you have any questions about an activity, ask a park ranger before you begin the activity.