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.

For programs and a schedule of events click here.

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 Events

January 2018 - May 2018

Registration

  • Registration for all events is required.
    • Call 330-657-2796
    • Or visit the Conservancy page here.
  • A parent or guardian is required to attend the programs with participating children.
  • All events are free unless listed otherwise.

Junior Ranger Jr - For ages 4-6


What's Green, Gray and Wears a Flat Hat? | APRIL 28
Have fun learning about rangers different duties through crafts, activities, and a short hike. Location given upon registration.

National Junior Ranger Day | APRIL 28
Join park staff in a variety of activities, including cake and ice cream. Bring your own collection of Junior Ranger badges and patches to compete for prizes. Located at the Ledges Shelter. 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The swearing in ceremony starts at 1 p.m.

Mushroom Mania | MAY 5
Includes an art an science fungus exploration and a hike to hunt for mushrooms. Location given upon registration.

Junior Ranger - For ages 7-12

Finding Your Way Unplugged | APRIL 28
Before there were GPS, explorers used landmarks and compasses. Practice your map reading and use a compass to search for a hidden treasure. Location given upon registration.

National Junior Ranger Day | APRIL 28
Join park staff in a variety of activities, including cake and ice cream. Bring your own collection of Junior Ranger badges and patches to compete for prizes. Located at the Ledges Shelter. 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The swearing in ceremony starts at 1 p.m.

Fantastic Fungus| MAY 12
Discover the weird science of mushrooms and slime molds. Come prepared for a hike. Location given upon registration.

 

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: April 19, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141

Phone:

(330) 657-2752

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