Hopewell Culture NHP Jr. Ranger Program - Now Online!
Calling all kids! Ever wonder about the people who built the mounds? What did they eat? Where did they live? How do we know about these people that lived 2,000 years ago? Answers to these questions can be found by participating in the park's Junior Ranger program, either at the park or download the booklet here on this page.
Any child can become a Junior Ranger by answering questions in a booklet available at the Mound City Group Visitor Center. Answers can be found in the park's brochure, video, museum, and interpretive signs in the mound area and along trails. Upon completion of the activities, bring the booklet back to the Visitor Center and be awarded a Hopewell Culture Junior Ranger badge!
While the Junior Ranger program may be tailored for children of specific ages, we encourage visitors of all ages to participate in the program to expand their Hopewellian knowledge! Just ask a Ranger for your booklet during your visit. If you can't get to the park, we now have the booklet available online! Follow the instructions below to download your booklet.
To earn your park junior ranger badge you need to go through the park Junior Ranger booklet and complete as much of it as possible. The booklet is divided into two age group sections. Pick the appropriate age group and then proceed with the tasks. Get your parents to help out, make it a family event. We're sure that everyone in the house can benefit from this informative and fun booklet. Here’s how to get going:
- Open up the PDF file and save the booklet to your computer.
- Read through each question and then refer to information on the Mound City Group page or view the park film if you need assistance. While all of the answers won’t be in the website, you can find information that will help you complete some of the pages.
- When you complete your booklet, simply save your quiz on your computer or take pictures of each page and then email it to us firstname.lastname@example.org as an attachment. You can also print your completed quiz and send it to us the old fashioned way through the U.S. mail. Mail your printed and completed booklet to: Hopewell Culture NHP, ATTN: VIS-HOCU, 16062 State Route 104, Chillicothe, Ohio, 45601. Be sure to write down your full name in the body of your message so we can fill out your certificate. Also, don’t forget to write your return address down too.
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!
Hopewell Culture NHP Jr. Ranger Booklet (PDF - 14MB)