Kids & Youth

Volunteer and Park Ranger in the classroom


Our young visitors can become an official Junior Ranger at Canyon de Chelly National Monument! We invite you and your family to visit Canyon de Chelly and other neighboring parks around the Navajo Nation to learn more about the cultural and natural resources and the importance of preserving them.

Even if you are unable to visit the park in person, the Junior Ranger Worksheet is available online. Complete the activities and mail the worksheet to the park to earn a badge, postcard, and booklet. You can even complete the worksheet electronically and email them to the Park Ranger. Thank you for participating in this program just for kids!



Services available virtually:
Your school can still learn about the park through virtual sessions with a Park Ranger. Please email our
Park Ranger to work out details and schedule a time for some virtual learning.

Services available in person:
Is your school coming to the park? Park staff can provide orientation (15-30 minutes), conduct a talk (30-60 minutes), or lead a canyon hike (2-3 hours). Park staff can also come to your school to set up an information booth or provide a talk about park history, geology or other topics.

Please submit an official written request at least two weeks in advance by email to our
Park Ranger and include teacher's name, contact information, grade of students, number of students and chaperones, date of visit and duration of visit. The park will do its best to schedule a Park Ranger to provide the services for FREE. Last minute request may not be honored.



Two 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, provide talks for visitors or help lead a hike. Conservation Crews hire youth to help preserve and protect the parks. Ask us about becoming a volunteer or check with your local Chapter House, Office of Dine' Youth or Navajo Nation Workforce Development. Information is also available with these organizations - Ancestral Lands Program, Canyon Country Youth Corps, and Student Conservation Association.

Last updated: February 14, 2023

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