Be A Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger

A Junior Ranger is a young person between the ages of 7 and 12 who completes the Junior Ranger activities and promises to help care for and learn more about their national park. Children 4 to 6 years old explore the park on their own level as a Junior Ranger, Jr.

Children can earn a badge by completing activities in the Junior Ranger Handbook or with our Junior Ranger, Jr. cards. Both are available free to the public and can be obtained from CVNP visitor centers. When complete take your book or cards to a visitor center to recive a Junior Ranger badge from a Ranger.

Another Junior Ranger opportunity is to become a Great Lakes Junior Ranger, exploring, protecting, and learning about the Great Lakes. Today, there are 15 national parks located on or near the Great Lakes.


Junior Ranger Programs

Children of all ages can join us on many ranger-led hikes and learning experiences in the national park throughout the year.

Program Registration

Registration for all Junior Ranger programs is required; visit the events page of the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park for a list of programs and to register.

  • A parent or guardian is required to attend the programs with participating children.
  • All events are free unless listed otherwise.
  • Paper copies of our Junior Ranger schedules are available at our visitor center.

Welcome to WebRangers!
Visit the WebRangers web site, the National Park Service's on-line Junior Ranger program for kids of all ages. Your adventure begins with a membership card and a chance to create your own on-line ranger station. Once you log-in, you can post stories or photos, scan the best park webcams, take online safety courses, and complete activities to earn rewards. When you have completed all the activities, you will earn the WebRangers patch.

Last updated: May 21, 2018

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