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 worksheets here. 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 new patches have arrived. If you complete these booklets now, you will receive the new patches for each age group.

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

new jr ranger patches
Bandelier's New Junior Ranger Patches
Young Junior Rangers
Becoming a Junior Ranger can be fun for kids of all ages.

Photo by Sally King

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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