To participate in this on-site program, the prospective Junior Ranger picks up a workbook 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 wooden badge 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 workbook, rewarded by a wooden badge (and congratulations!)
AND - the National Park Service has instituted a web-based program called Webrangers. Find out more about this program at www.nps.gov/webrangers.
Pick up a free ranger booklet at the visitor center when you visit.
If you complete these booklets, you will receive the wooden badge.
Be sure to stop by the visitor center and pick up your supplies before starting your junior ranger adventure.
Last updated: February 1, 2019