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.

Click here to download CVNP's Junior Ranger Handbook.

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. Click here to download the Great Lakes Junior Ranger Activity Book. When activities are completed, take your activity book to a visitor center where a park ranger will help complete the steps to obtain a Great Lakes Junior Ranger badge.


Junior Ranger Events Summer 2017

  • Cost for all events is $6 per child, $4 for Conservancy members. Adults are free unless other wise stated.
  • A parent or guardian is required to attend the programs with participating children.
  • Registration is required for all events and location will be given upon registration.
    • Call 330-657-2796
    • Or visit the Conservancy page here.

Junior Ranger Jr - For ages 4-6

  • Monday, August 21 from 9:30 - 11:30 am

  • Discover more about the biggest star in our solar system. Explore the sun and the shadow it creates. This adventure will include experiments, art, a story, and a hike.

Junior Ranger - For ages 7-12

Pond Pursuits

  • Thursday, August 10 from 9:30 - 11:30 am
  • Park ponds are teeming with life, both above and below the water's surface. Join a ranger to learn which animals make ponds their home.

Nature Expressions; Weaving

  • Saturday, August 12 from 9:30 - 11:30 am
  • Take a closer look at weaving in the natural world and then try your hand at creating your own master piece.

Junior Ranger Teen: Kayaking Basics

Have fun mastering basic paddling skills on a calm lake. Classes are led by rangers and certified instructors from Crooked River Adventures. For ages 12-16. $12 per teen.
  • Tuesday, August 8


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: August 7, 2017

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