Be A Junior Ranger

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Complete your booklet. Earn your badge!

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What Is a Junior Ranger?

Junior Rangers help protect and preserve national parks throughout the country. They have fun exploring national parks, learning about nature and history, and sharing their adventures with friends, families, and schoolmates. Junior Rangers continue to protect nature and history wherever they go.

How Can You Become a Junior Ranger?

The Glacier Junior Ranger Program was designed to be completed during a visit to the park and includes place-based requirements and activities. You can become a Junior Ranger in Glacier National Park by completing the steps and activities in the self-guided Glacier Junior Ranger Activity Booklet during your stay. Reader and pre-reader versions of the Glacier Junior Ranger Activity Booklet are available at visitor centers and ranger stations throughout the park. Once you complete the required steps and activities, share your completed booklet with a park ranger at any visitor center or ranger station during operating hours to become a new Glacier Junior Ranger and receive your Junior Ranger Badge.

If you are unable to visit Glacier National Park, there are a number of online Junior Ranger activity books on a variety of topics related to national parks across the country. Whatever your interests, check out the online Junior Ranger programs that can be completed at home or in your local area.

 
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What does a park ranger do?

Read about a Day in the Life (pdf) of a park ranger or entries in the ranger blogs "Greetings from Glacier" and "Backcountry Blog".

 

Additional Learning Opportunities

Most people think that Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is an important place to protect because of the glaciers in the park. While this is true, the glaciers are just part of the story!

This area was made a national park because of its unique geology (including the glaciers), importance to American Indians, its diversity of species (like bears) wilderness character, and the cultural history of how westward movement changed the people and the landscape. In 1932, Glacier was designated as the world's first International Peace Park which has led other countries around the world to work together to protect shared park resources.

Watch our Science & Learning videos to learn more about specific resources or find instructions to hands-on activities you can do at home or school.

 

Find even more activities on the Park Fun page.

Last updated: June 17, 2021

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936

Phone:

(406) 888-7800

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