Virtual Junior Ranger Program

Welcome to the Joshua Tree Virtual Junior Ranger Program!

Explore Joshua Tree National Park and become a Junior Ranger from the comfort of your home.

 
A drawing of a junior Ranger hat

How can you earn your Junior Ranger badge virtually? By completing the following activities on a sheet of paper at home, you will learn about some of the cultural and natural wonders of Joshua Tree National Park and get a Junior Ranger badge by mail! If you are visiting the park, stop by a visitor center to pick up a Junior Ranger booklet and get your badge in person! Learn more about the in-person Junior Ranger program here.

 
A child wearing a junior ranger hat and badge smiling at the camera
Did you know that anyone, at any age, can become a Junior Ranger at Joshua Tree National Park?

Photo: NPS / Kurt Moses

Ready to get started? Click the links below to learn about different topics at Joshua Tree National Park. At the end of each topic there will be a fun activity or questions to answer. After completing each activity on a separate sheet of paper, return to this page to select another topic.

If you are 5–7 years old, please complete two activities to earn your badge.
If you are 8–10 years old, please complete three activities to earn your badge.
If you are over 10 years old, please complete four or more activities to earn your badge.

After completing your Junior Ranger activities, email us photos or scans of your work to jotr_info@nps.gov. You can also mail your completed activities to this address:

Joshua Tree National Park
74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3597


Make sure to include your full name and address so we can ship the badge to you.

 

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    Last updated: March 16, 2021

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