Kids & Youth
JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM
Our young visitors can become an official Junior Ranger at Canyon de Chelly National Monument! Canyon de Chelly is a great place for families to learn about the cultural and natural resources and the importance of preserving them.
Stop at the Visitor Center to pick up a free worksheet, pencil and trash bag. Complete the activities and return the worksheet to a Park Ranger to earn a badge, postcard, and booklet. Thank you for participating in this program just for kids!
Another great program just for kids! Become a Webranger by completing the online activities while learning more about our National Parks.
Is your school coming to the park? Park staff can provide an orientation (15-30 minutes), conduct a talk (30-60 minutes), or lead a hike (2-3 hours). How about a Park Ranger visiting your school? Park staff can set up an information booth (2-4 hours) or provide a talk (1 hour) about park history, geology, and other topics.
Please fax a written request on school letterhead at least 2 WEEKS in advance to: ATTN-SCHOOL PROGRAMS at 928-674-5507. Depending on staff availability, the park will do its best to schedule a Park Ranger to provide these services for FREE. Provide the teacher's name, contact information, grade of students, number of students, date of program, and starting and ending times for activity. Last minute requests may not be honored.
YOUTH IN THE PARKSTwo great ways to learn more about the National Parks is to become a Volunteer or join a Conservation Crew! Both options give youth an opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the park. Volunteers can help visitors at the Visitor Center or provide a short orientation for visitors. Conservation Crews hire youth to help preserve and protect the parks. Ask us about becoming a volunteer or check out the websites for Ancestral Lands Program, Canyon Country Youth Corps, and Student Conservation Association.