Become a Dry Tortugas 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.
After completing their booklet and having a Park Ranger review their work, participants are awarded an official Junior Ranger badge or patch.
Check out the Junior Ranger programs we offer
Kids can learn all about the habitats, history and animals around Fort Jefferson while becoming a Junior Ranger. Just ask for a copy of the Junior Ranger Handbook at the visitor center, or just download it here. Complete the activities and bring the Handbook back to the visitor center to be awarded an official Dry Tortugas Junior Ranger badge!
Perhaps the best-kept secret of our National Parks is the underwater realm that they include: millions of acres of submerged lands, only a fraction of which have been explored by divers. From the geysers on the bottom of Yellowstone Lake and the coral reefs of the Dry Tortugas, the National Parks have much to offer recreational divers. The new Junior Ranger Underwater Explorer Program is now available at Dry Tortugas National Park! Complete the activities and bring the Handbook back to the visitor center or a Park Ranger to earn your very own Underwater Explorer Junior Ranger badge! You can download it here.
Last updated: April 14, 2021