Be A Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger Booklet
Junior Ranger Booklet

National Park Service

Junior Ranger Program

Olympic National Park protects an amazing web of life, from tide pools to snowy peaks. To maintain this web of plant and animal communities, rangers study and protect parks, as well as help visitors understand and safely enjoy these special places. You can help. When you visit our park complete the steps in the Junior Ranger Booklet to become an Olympic National Park Junior Ranger.

Pick-up your copy of the Olympic National Park Junior Ranger Booklet at any visitor center in the park.

Olympic National Park also offers discovery backpacks to enhance your exploration of the park.

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Ocean Stewards Book

National Park Service

Olympic National Park Ocean Stewards Program

Olympic National Park Ocean Steward Junior Ranger program is a fun, hands-on program for children age 4 and up. As an Ocean Steward you will explore the coastal ecosystem of Olympic National Park, learn exciting new facts about this unique ecosystem and understand how you can help protect Olympic National Parks wilderness coast and ocean. Download and print the Ocean Steward Junior Ranger book at home and bring it with you to the park or pick-up your free copy at any visitor center when you arrive. Complete the book according to instructions to receive your Ocean Steward patch.

National Junior Ranger Day

What is it?

Come explore Olympic National Park! Learn about trail safety, plants and wildlife found in the park, and join a ranger on a walk in the woods. Earn an Olympic National Park Junior Ranger badge, or ask about limited edition badges for other topics (examples include: Wilderness Explorer, Ocean Stewards, National Historic Preservation Act, and Underwater Explorers).

This program and event is designed to help children and families connect with parks in ways that engage them in exploring, learning, and practicing stewardship.

Most programs are available for children of all ages. Special "Junior Ranger Day" certificates and badges will be available. Activities include: ranger walks, trail safety with back country horsemen of Washington, park search and rescue, camping skills demonstration, games, scavenger hunt, crafts, microscope exploration, movies, and more.

When is it?

Junior Ranger Day is celebrated on a Saturday in April; check our calendar for this year's details.

Where is it?

All activities will be held at Olympic National Park Visitor's Center in Port Angeles, WA. Activities will take place indoors and outdoors.

How much is it?

The event is entirely free, including free entry to the park thanks to National Park Week.


Last updated: April 20, 2017

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Port Angeles, WA 98362


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