Check out this page for great Junior Ranger opportunities offered up by Hopewell Culture National Historical Park and the National Park Service. Contact the park if you have questions or need additional information on Junior Ranger activites and/or programs. Visit the park Calendar to search for any Junior Ranger events that are planned at the park. Scroll down on this page to see the fun AND free Junior Ranger activities that are available online!
Hopewell Culture NHP Jr. Ranger Program - Now Online!
Once we receive your quiz, we'll go over your work and then we'll send you your Hopewell Culture NHP Junior Ranger badge and certificate of accomplishment! Once submitted, it may take upwards of 4 - 6 weeks to receive your Jr. Ranger packet with badge and certificate. This is due to staff availability and the volume of Jr. Ranger submissions we receive. Please know that we will work to turn around your submission as quickly as possible.
Junior Archeologist Program
The Junior Archeologist program is currently undergoing some updates and changes. Once we complete the new program, it will be made available. While there is no timeline on its return, know that park rangers are busy making this outstanding program even better. Please be advised that the booklets which were used in the program are no longer in print and are no longer available in printed or digital formats.
Check back regularly for updates on the Jr. Archeology program.
Become a NPS Centennial Junior Ranger!
In 2016, the National Park Service launched a new junior ranger program for all to learn about the importance of one of the country's most recognized public agencies. Even though the Centennial has passed, you can still download the Centennial Junior Ranger Activity Book and then print it out to complete. Fill out as much of the booklet as you can and then email it to us for a ranger to review. Once we look it over, we will mail you your limited edition Junior Ranger Centennial Badge and one of our rangers will sign your certificate. Be sure to include your return address so we can send you your badge.
Enjoy this activity by yourself, with friends or with your family! Be sure to visit one of the nation's 400+ National Park Service sites and commemorate 100 years of service!
Download the booklet (PDF - 3.6 MB)
Junior Ranger Eclipse Explorer
To commemorate the 2017 North American Total Solar Eclipse, the National Park Service has partnered with the Planetary Society to bring you the Junior Ranger Eclipse Explorer program. The fun-filled Eclipse Explorer booklet is loaded with interesting eclipse information and activities that will engage kids and teach them about the sun and the moon.
To get started, simply download the booklet and then print it out. The booklet is laid out in three separate age/skill levels. Choose the appropriate level (found on page 2), complete the activities and then take it to a participating NPS park or mail it in to a participating park to receive a Eclipse Explorer Jr. Ranger badge! When you finish your booklet, you can mail us your completed booklet and we'll be happy to send your badge and ranger-signed booklet to you (while badge supplies last).
Many NPS sites are participating in this unique Jr. Ranger program, but please call the park you are going to visit and inquire if they have Eclipse Jr. Ranger badges available. The booklet and the badge are a limited edition, so once supplies run out, they are gone at least until the next U.S. total solar eclipse in 2024!
Download the Eclipse Explorer Jr. Ranger booklet (PDF - 22MB)
Last updated: March 20, 2020