Become A Junior Ranger

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Virtual Junior Ranger Program

You don't need to leave your home to learn about Gateway! Use our interactive webpage to answer some questions about Gateway, some of the native wildlife you can find here, and the exciting historcal sites we protect and earn your virtual junior ranger badge.

Visit our virtual junior ranger page to begin.

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Sandy Hook Junior Ranger Program

Pick up the Sandy Hook Junior Ranger Booklet at the Visitor Center. Upon completion of the booklet, children receive a Junior Ranger badge.

For information call the Sandy Hook Visitor Center at (732) 872-5970.

Summer Junior Ranger Programs at Sandy Hook

A program for ages 7-14 is offered several times during the summer and fall. Children learn the importance of protecting our National Parks and how park staff work together to protect both visitors and park resources.

For children ages 4-6, Junior Junior Ranger Programs are offered weekly in the summer. Each week a different topic is explored through a craft and a short trip.

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The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Junior Ranger Activity Book

Junior Ranger Program: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

The park rangers at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge have many important jobs. They greet visitors, give tours, present programs, pick up litter, and protective wildlife.

Do you have what it takes to become a junior ranger?

In this fun and multi-sensory self-guided program, would-be rangers rove the Refuge, observing and learning about the park that they protect. Complete the activities to earn a Junior Ranger Badge.

Booklets are available on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm. Pick up your copy outside of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, and call (718) 318-4340 to speak to a ranger for help answering questions, and to complete the program! Happy Trails!

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Find out how to receive our brand new junior ranger booklet while our visitor center is closed.

Last updated: October 26, 2020

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