Be A Junior Ranger

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Ranger swears in new Junior Rangers at Royal Palm.

NPS Photo: J. Roark

Junior Ranger Day - Saturday, March 25, 2017

Calling all Aspiring Junior Rangers (ages 8-12) and their families!

Join us on Saturday, March 25 for free special activities while celebrating Junior Ranger Day! There will be ranger-led programs, including walks, talks, games and tours.

Activities will be offered at two locations:

Shark Valley (18 miles west of Krome on SW 8th Street)

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Open-house style activities and a free tram tour
(Please note: the tram tour is available by reservation only due to limited seating; we ask for a maximum of 1 adult per Junior Ranger)

Royal Palm (10 miles southwest of Homestead)

10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Open-house style activities
Free trolley rides between Royal Palm area and the City of Homestead

For additional information, or to register for the Junior Ranger tram at Shark Valley, please call 305-242-7753

  • Bring your own lunch and plenty of water
  • Wear long pants, socks and closed-toed shoes
  • All participants will receive a Junior Ranger Activity Guide and a Junior Ranger Badge
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Junior Ranger Day Flyer 2017

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The Junior Ranger book is available in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole and serves Everglades National Park as well as Biscayne National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve. Books may be obtained at any visitor center or you may view it using the links below.

Junior Ranger Gazette
National Park Junior Ranger Programs connect young people to their National Parks through many hands-on, guided and self-guided activities. Designed to engage children and families in the National Park experience, Junior Ranger Programs cultivate future generations of park stewards and explorers. Find out more about the national Junior Ranger program in our Junior Ranger Gazette.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

40001 State Road 9336
Homestead, FL 33034


(305) 242-7700
Main Everglades National Park Phone and Fax

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