Be A Junior Ranger

A cartoon lizard and a photo of a young child looking at a Junior Ranger book

NPS Photo: Kurt Moses
Illustrations: Jess Herron

A smiling ranger stands behind a long desk.
First, pick up a Junior Ranger book at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center or print your own copy.
A kid holding a pencil circles cartoon drawings on a page in the Junior Ranger book.
Complete your choice of activities as you explore Death Valley National Park. Discover how animals thrive in these desert habitats. Create your own constellation. Write your own tall tale like those told by Death Valley Scotty. The choice is yours!
A ranger points to drawings in a Junior Ranger book with a young kid in the foreground.
Return to the Furnace Creek Visitor Center. You can show a park ranger your book and share stories about your adventure!
Two kids hold out Death Valley Junior Ranger badges, which are gold and have a drawing of a bighorn sheep.
Take the Junior Ranger pledge and receive your own Death Valley National Park Junior Ranger badge to show your commitment to exploring and protecting national parks.

Too busy exploring to come back to the Furnace Creek Visitor Center? That’s okay! You can mail the book to the park! You can also contact us via e-mail if you would like to send a scanned copy of the book. Once the form is submitted, a ranger will reply via email, and then you can attach a file.

Last updated: October 1, 2021

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