Complete the following four activities to earn your Online Junior Ranger Badge.
Activity 1: Teamwork in the Natural World
Part 1: Listen to Ranger Lori explain the importance of teamwork between several animals and plants. Choose one example from the video and draw out the interaction between the two living things.
Part 2: Do one of the following:
Activity 2: Geology
Part 1: Watch the following video and do the rockarena dance with Ranger Andy and the Grand Canyon School 3rd grade class!
Part 2: Grand Canyon has many colorful rock layers that tell us stories of Earth’s history long ago. In those rocks are fossils, which are the remains of fascinating plants and animal that lived a long time ago on our planet.
Listen to rangers Tarryn and Rachel describe these colorful rock layers and the fossils found in them.
After watching the video, do one of the following:
Activity 3: Grand Canyon and the Night Sky
Grand Canyon is an International Dark Sky Park, meaning the park is working to protect views of the night sky so visitors can gaze up at the millions of stars.
Part 1: Each year, the park has a Star Party in June, in which visitors can learn about the stars and look through telescopes at planets and galaxies. Visitors are asked to tell us their experience of seeing so many stars. Two visitors, Trevor and Mary, describe in this video how they felt seeing Grand Canyon’s night sky.
Activity 4: Observations
Scientists make observations every day to help them learn more about the world. Find a spot to sit outdoors, or by a window, and practice making observations about your surroundings. Take 10 minutes to write and draw what you notice.
What do you see, hear, feel and smell? Is it busy or quiet where you are?
How do you feel after doing this? Did you notice anything you didn’t at first?
Congratulations! You are now a Virtual Junior Ranger.
Swear in with the video below and download the Junior Ranger Badge image. The park is unable to mail out Junior Ranger Badges.
Last updated: January 27, 2022