Be A Junior Ranger

To participate in this on-site program, the prospective Junior Ranger picks up a worksheet at the Visitor Center and fills in the questions while visiting the park. Upon returning to the Visitor Center, a ranger will go over the work with the candidate. Successful candidates receive a Bandelier Junior Ranger patch and our hearty congratulations. No charge; year-round; on-site only.

The Junior Ranger program also includes an opportunity for Deputy Rangers - adults! (that is, anyone above 7th grade -c'mon Mom and Dad, don't be shy!) It also consists of a worksheet, rewarded by a patch (and congratulations!)

AND - the National Park Service has instituted a web-based program called Webrangers. Find out more about this program at

Learn more about Bandelier's diverse resources while completing your junior ranger (or deputy ranger) sheets.

photo by sally king

Pick up a free ranger booklet at the visitor center when you visit.

Download the current worksheets here. (A whole new Junior/Deputy Ranger program will be launched in late summer 2018.) Read the instructions to find out how many activities are required and decide which activities you are going to complete before you print the sheets. You don't have to do all of the activities in the workbook. Only print the sheets that you need.

PreK to 1st Grade
2nd Grade to 3rd Grade
4th Grade to 6th Grade
Deputy (7th Grade and up)

The old patches are almost gone, so if you want a patch, do the program now. If you complete these booklets in the near future (late July 2018) , you will receive the new wooden badge.

Be sure to stop by the visitor center and pick up your supplies before starting your junior ranger adventure.

Young Junior Rangers
Becoming a Junior Ranger can be fun for kids of all ages.

Photo by Sally King

Last updated: June 23, 2018

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