Be A Junior Ranger

What is a Junior Ranger?

Junior Rangers can be thought of as potential Park Rangers in training. This nationwide program is designed to not only familiarize children with the duties and responsibilities of a park ranger, but also to spark an interest in the whole family for the resources and stories each National Park Service area preserves. In order to become a Junior Ranger at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument kids of any age must successfully complete our Junior Ranger Guide.

Upon completing the Junior Ranger Guide, Junior Ranger candidates must return to the Kris Eggle Visitor Center where their Guide will be reviewed by a ranger. Once the review is completed they will be sworn in as official Junior Rangers. They will also receive a free badge and signed Junior Ranger Certificate.

Becoming a Junior Ranger is a mark of distinction. These special badges issued cannot be purchased or otherwise obtained except through the dedication of the child and the support of his or her parents or guardians. Parents wishing their children to become Junior Rangers should plan several hours at Organ Pipe toward the completion of this program.

Hand holds out a Backyard Park brochure.
Hand hold a sample of Backyard Park brochure

NPS Photo - Karen Ceballos

Junior Ranger Activity Pages

Backyard Park Activity Page

Even if you can't get out to our National Parks, imagine that your own backyard is your very own National Park. What would "visitors' find there? Use this template to create your very own park borchure for your Backyard Park.

Black and white coloring page of Latino visitors, biologists and park rangers working and recreating in the Sonoran Desert.
¡Encuentra tu parque!

NPS Graphic/ Karen Ceballos

Design Your Own Ranger Badge for Your Backyard Park

Now that you imagined your own Backyard Park and created a brochure, design your own Backyard Park Ranger Badge.

Latino Conservation Week 2021 Coloring Pages!

Latino Conservation Week is an initiative created by the Hispanic Access Foundation showcasing outdoor engagement and conservation advocacy by Latino communities. Celebrate LCW2021 with our coloring pages, an easier page for the little ones and an advanced page for those who want a coloring challenge!

Send a photo of your completed coloring page and we will mail you a free Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument poster!
Coloring page of a desert canyon with the text "Arch Canyon at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument."
Arch Canyon Coloring Page

NPS Graphic/ Ranger Lisa

Arch Canyon Coloring Page

Color in one of the most iconic spots of the park, Arch Canyon. Named for the double arches located high up in the rhyolite cliffs, the Arch Canyon trail provides fantastic birding and wildflower viewing opportunities.

Last updated: July 22, 2021

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10 Organ Pipe Drive
Ajo, AZ 85321



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