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    Kids in Parks

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Every Kid in a Park

If you are a fourth grader, or age equivalent free-choice learner, you and your family can receive an Every Kid in a Park pass that will give you free access to hundreds of parks, lands, and waters for an entire year.

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100,000th Jr Ranger Paleontologist!

During Dinosaur Day at Petrified Forest National Park, rangers and paleontologists were able to hand off the 100,000th copy of the Junior Paleontologist activity booklet to a young visitor! Learn more »

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Learn and have fun with WebRangers

WebRangers is the online extension of the Junior Ranger program. It's a website for kids of all ages.
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Computer Week

Kids in Kayaks

8th grade students at the Mount Washington School in Baltimore, MD participate in the Kids in Kayaks program.
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Welcome! Junior Cave Scientists

Junior Cave Scientist Program

In the Junior Cave Scientist activity book, you will explore the fascinating and fragile underground world of caves, and learn about the National Park System. Learn more »

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Teen Poets

Join three teen poets from New York City on an adventure to the wilderness of Fire Island National Seashore. Here, these young city dwellers discover a natural sanctuary sheltered from the fast paced frenzy of urban life. And it's only a train ride away! Learn more »

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A Fun Place to Visit

George Washington Carver National Monument is a fun place to visit! Plan to spend a couple of hours or a whole day discovering nature, trying out experiments and learning about George Washington Carver. Learn more »

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International Migratory Bird Day Celebrated

In its second year, the Festival Internacional de Aves Migratorias bid farewell to the neotropical migratory birds as they were starting their migration north. Learn more »

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Be Happy! Songs for a Junior Ranger

What could be more fun and entertaining than singing to songs about your favorite national parks and becoming a Junior Ranger? Learn more »