Junior Rangers are called to explore, learn, and protect. At Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, we have multiple ways to become a Junior Ranger. Whether you are exploring Old Slater Mill in Pawtucket, RI or getting out in nature at Blackstone River State Park, there are many ways to learn, explore, and engage in the history of the Park.
Old Slater Mill Junior Ranger Book
If you're visiting Old Slater Mill, you will want to stop by the Visitor Information Station during our hours of operation to pick up your book. At this time, Junior Ranger books and badges are only available while Old Slater Mill is open. If you have a special request or questions, contact Ranger Allison Horrocks.
Instead of a square booklet, this program requires some hands-on work and some creativity. Each Junior Ranger will pick up a series of circular papers and everything they need to make a holder. We encourage folks to complete as many of the activity pages as they can during their visit. While exploring the Park, they will have the chance to learn about waterwheels, the water cycle, spinning wheels, gears, time, and more. Junior Rangers will also get to bind their booklets using cord made inside of the mill.
Kelly House and Ashton Mill Junior Ranger Book
The Kelly and Ashton Mill Junior Ranger Booklet is a self-guided adventure around Blackstone River State Park. Aspiring Junior Rangers of all ages are encouraged to pick up a booklet and explore the history and natural beauty of this area. These Junior Ranger activities inspire creativity, reflection, imagination, and stewardship.
Last updated: October 28, 2023