Kids & Youth

Junior Ranger Badge

Become a Junior Ranger or WebRanger!

Keiki (kids) have the opportunity to become a Haleakalā Junior Ranger and a WebRanger! If visiting the park in-person, please stop by any of the visitor centers to pick up a Junior Ranger booklet. A ranger will be happy to help guide you through the book's instructions. When you have finished your activities, stop by the visitor center again to take your pledge and be officially sworn in!

If you would like to request a Junior Ranger booklet at home, please contact us for a copy. Include your mailing address, and a booklet will be mailed out to you with informational brochures to help you complete the book remotely.

WebRangers is the National Park Service's site for kids of all ages. If you love our National Parks, Monuments and Historic Sites, this site is for you. If you are new to our National Parks, we hope this site helps you experience how wonderful they can be.

Learn more about the National Junior Ranger Program by visiting www.nps.gov/learn/juniorranger.htm.

 

Learning Resources

Plants, Animals, and Ecosystems

Did you know that Haleakalā National Park is home to plants and animals that are found no where else on Earth? Learn more about them in Nature & Science.

What kind of birds live in the park? Find out about Birds of the Summit District.

Geology

How old is Mt. Haleakalā? How big is the mountain? When was the last eruption? Find out through the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Is it a crater or a valley? What is a shield volcano? Find out by reading about the park's Geology!

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Photo description: volcanic bomb, part of the park's museum collection.
Photo credit: NPS.

Human Interactions

The area that Haleakalā National Park now encompasses has been a destination for many people since Polynesian's first arrived in the Hawaiian Islands more than a thousand years ago. Learn more about the people and the culture through History & Culture.

How many people visit Haleakalā National Park in a month? How about a year? Find out through our Public Use Numbers.

Hō'ike o Haleakalā Curriculum

Originally designed for use in high school classrooms, this comprehensive curriculum serves as a guide for learners from grade school to college. It is free to use and provides resources related to geology, native ecosystems, and management issues. Visit the Hō'ike o Haleakalā Curriculum website (external) to begin your exploration.

 
Kahuku Elementary School students observe their environment through binoculars.
Kahuku Elementary School students explore their National Park through the Every Kid in a Park program.

Department of the Interior

Every Kid in a Park 4th Grade Annual Pass

Available to U.S. 4th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age) with a valid Every Kid in a Park paper pass. The pass is valid for the duration of the 4th grade school year through the following summer (September-August). Paper passes can be obtained by visiting the Every Kid in a Park website and can be exchanged for the Annual 4th Grade Pass at Federal recreation sites that charge Entrance or Standard Amenity fees. Digital version of the paper pass (such as on smart phones or tablets) will not be accepted to exchange for an Annual 4th Grade Pass. The pass is non-transferable. Educators can also be involved! Learn more at the Every Kid in a Park website.

Additional Details about the Annual 4th Grade Pass

 

Additional Resources

  • Wilderness Explorer Junior Ranger Program

    The new Wilderness Explorer Junior Ranger activity book is designed for ages 8 through adult, targeting two groups: Kids who already may have completed the Junior Ranger book, and older kids drawn to the program. The book is flexible enough to adapt to any area with wilderness resources (whether formally designated or not). Junior Rangers can complete it by individual work, by asking questions of adults and rangers, and by research at a visitor center or on the Internet. The book also contains an answer key. https://www.wilderness.net/nwps/k12 (external)
  • The Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger

The Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger program invites Boy and Cub Scouts to participate in educational and/or volunteer service projects at national park sites to spark their awareness of the national parks and to provide Scouts with the opportunity to explore the national parks and learn more about protecting our natural and cultural resources. Scouts are awarded certificates and/or patches for participating in the program.

  • Youth Programs

Everyday someone like you becomes a wildland wildfire fighter, a teacher, a trail-builder, a museum curator, and a park ranger. And, like you, they were once earning scout badges and preparing for a career. Youth ages 35 and under are invited to discover opportunities in national parks. Come to play. Come to learn. Come to serve. Develop your environmental leadership skills. Find a job. Be the next generation to preserve and protect these great places.
https://www.nps.gov/subjects/youthprograms/index.htm

 
 

Last updated: May 12, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Haleakalā National Park
PO Box 369

Makawao, HI 96768

Phone:

(808) 572-4400

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