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Become a Junior Ranger

Dry Tortugas National Park has a few self-guided, Junior Ranger programs for children. The Junior Ranger programs give kids and families the opportunity to explore and learn about the park, and how they can help protect them today and into the future.

Visit our Junior Ranger Page to learn more.

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Contact the Education Team

Dry Tortugas offers a wide variety of materials for educators to bring relevant lessons from the field into the classroom. These materials may be used to develop stand-alone lessons, or as preparation for any on-site field trip.

For more information, please call our education team at (786) 650-8629, or the Park Ranger at Dry Tortugas National Park, (305) 224-4210.

 

Additional Educational Resources

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    Junior Ranger Program

    Dry Tortugas has many activity based programs that offers young (and the young at heart) visitors the opportunity to become a Junior Ranger

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    Wildlife Viewing

    From birds, to sea turtles and coral reefs, the park is paradise for wildlife viewing.

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    Weather

    All visitors should carefully monitor the weather before traveling to the park.

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    Explore Fort Jefferson

    Located on Garden Key is historic Fort Jefferson, one of the nation’s largest 19th century forts in the United States.

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    Garden Key

    Garden Key is the second largest island of the Dry Tortugas, and home to historic Fort Jefferson.

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    Loggerhead Key

    The largest of the 7 islands in Dry Tortugas National Park is Loggerhead Key, and should not be missed.

Last updated: March 6, 2021

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