Junior Explorers

The Junior Ranger programs below are designed to encourage our young visitors to explore nature! Dive underwater, explore a cave, or look up at the night sky. There is so much to learn! Complete an activity book to receive an official Junior Ranger patch and certificate.
Jr Cave Scientists Activity Book

Junior Cave Scientist Program

This Junior Ranger program is full of fun-filled learning activities, with photos and cave information.
Explore the fascinating and fragile underground world of caves, learn about the National Park System, and complete fun educational activities. Participants who complete the booklet will earn a badge, a certificate, and the rank of Junior Cave Scientist. Download the activity booklet (PDF).
Jr Paleontologist Activity Book

Junior Paleontologist Program

Another fun program from the Geologic Resources Division. Explore the ways that paleontologists work, and the methods and tools they use to understand ancient life. Download the activity book (PDF).
Junior Ranger Night Explorer Activity Book

Junior Ranger Night Explorers

This Junior Ranger Night Explorer program is designed to encourage young park visitors to explore the dark side of their national parks. Find the North Star, track the phases of the moon, learn about stars and galaxies, and more! Download the activity guide (PDF).

Underwater Explorer Booklet

Junior Ranger Underwater Explorer

This Junior Ranger program is full of fun activities to encourage youth to explore different environments, animals, and the people who work beneath the water's surface. Download the activity booklet (PDF).
Wilderness Explorer Activity Book

Wilderness Explorer

This interagency collaboration invites visitors to explore wilderness, whether it's in a designated area, near home, or just one you'd like to know more about! Download the activity booklet (PDF).

Last updated: March 14, 2016