Junior Ranger Day

Cartoon drawing of an oak, sequoia, and ranger badge in front of a mountain
National Junior Ranger Day is April 18, 2020.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks will celebrate with special activities for all ages. This year you can join us on a mission: try out some of the exciting work people in parks do to keep the park and everyone who visits it happy.

Activities are free and take place in different parts of the park. Check here later to find one near you.
Join a Junior Ranger Day festival at Foothills Visitor Center from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Complete activities and collect stamps at exploration stations to earn a special Junior Ranger patch. Here are some (not all!) of the stations you can visit to learn about different types of work it takes to keep parks fun and safe:

The Fire Station. Explore fire trucks with a ranger. Learn the tools of the trade and how they are used.

Animal Masquerade. M
ake a mask for your favorite animal and discover how the park would protect you.
Meet a Mule Packer. Learn the “ins and outs” of mule packing from the experts.
A Childs Life. How do rangers re-create the past? Find out with toys from the early 1900s and a shaving demonstration.
Ranger Photo Booth. Try on the many hats park rangers wear and take a picture of yourself in the giant photo frame.
Attend special activities to earn a sticker, patch, or badge. Ask at Giant Forest Museum for a schedule.
Complete a Bird Bingo activity sheet--pick one up at Kings Canyon Visitor Center--to earn a patch.

Last updated: January 15, 2020

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