Fort Stanwix Junior Ranger Day!

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The Junior Ranger Logo is being used to celebrate the first Junior Ranger Day!
"Explore. Learn. Protect."

National Park Service

April 28, 2007 was proclaimed to be
Junior Ranger Day
by Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne and National Park Service Director Mary Bomar. Junior Ranger Day was established to introduce the world's children to their National Parks.

There are over 260 Junior Ranger programs in all of our National Parks!

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April 28, 2007 NPS Junior Ranger Day

August 25, 2007 Fort Stanwix
Junior Ranger Day

April 26, 2008 NPS Junior Ranger Day


On April 28, 2007 children between the ages of 5 and 11 and their families showed up to participate in The National Park Service's first ever Junior Ranger Day!

The day's activities included a tour of the fort and a "How I Helped the American Revolution" Program! This program allowed the kids to become a part of history as they learned first hand what life was like for soldiers living on the frontier of New York during the American Revolution.

Feel free to browse the photo gallery of Junior Ranger Day!

Fort Stanwix National Monument celebrated Junior Ranger Day again on August 25, 2007! This is a special day in the National Park Service. It is also called "Founder's Day." The day that the NPS as we know it was created. Children, parents, guardians, and friends came from all over to "Explore! Learn!, and Protect!"

What did they learn on Junior Ranger Day? In a Junior Ranger History Hunt about 40 children from ages 6 to 16 explored the park grounds, learned about the history of Fort Stanwix and the National Park Service, and then why it is important to protect such special places that preserve our history.

Feel free to browse the photo gallery of Junior Ranger Day!

April 26, 2008 the National Park Service celebrated it's second annual Junior Ranger Day!

Here at Fort Stanwix National Monument you can still join the fun!

Try these online Junior Ranger activities from different National Parks. When you are done, follow the instructions and let them know you have completed your work.

Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site, Texas

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, North Carolina

These places may look very different than Fort Stanwix, but the experiences people shared in the past were much the same.

What makes your life the same or different from the soldiers' and colonists' lives at Palo Alto, Fort Raleigh, or Fort Stanwix?

Don't fret if you did not make it to Junior Ranger Day!
The best part about it is that it happens EVERY YEAR!

You can also try these other fun National Park Service Junior Ranger
activities right from home and make every day a Junior Ranger Day!

Fort Stanwix Junior Ranger Web Pages

NPS Web Rangers

**Remember: Children should always get their
parents/guardians permission before using the internet.**

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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