Become a Great Sand Dunes Junior Ranger at Home!
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Junior Ranger Program
The Junior Ranger Program is a great way for kids to learn about park resources! Most National Park Service areas have Junior Ranger programs; kids can collect badges or patches from over 400 NPS units.
At Great Sand Dunes, plan on a total visit of at least 2 hours to complete required sections of the Junior Ranger Booklet or do Junior Ranger Backpack activities. (Most families plan about two days to visit this large, diverse park).
During your visit to Great Sand Dunes, you can choose one of two ways to earn a badge or patch:
Just stop by the visitor center when you arrive, pick up your booklet or backpack, and go explore!
Great Sand Dunes Welcomes 4th Grade Students through "Every Kid Outdoors"
National Program Encourages Families and Classes to Visit National Parks
Great Sand Dunes invites all 4th grade students to visit the park for free as part of the "Every Kid Outdoors" program. Fourth grade students can visit the website, everykidoutdoors.gov, to obtain a voucher which they can then exchange for a free annual entry pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national park units, wildlife refuge areas, and US national forests.
Last updated: September 8, 2020