Did you know that sand dunes move? or that sailors sent messages with flags? or how to identify a Pitcher's thistle? Become a Junior Ranger, and through activities, games, and puzzles, you'll learn this and more. Required activities include attending a ranger-led program (or creating your own), doing a service project (picking up trash, recycling, or a project of your own), and completing activities that encourage direct experience and discovery learning in different park environments. You can earn a badge, a patch, and a certificate. It's fun for the whole family!
What is a Junior Ranger?
A junior ranger is someone who, after completing the requirements, promises to take care of Sleeping Bear Dunes and other national parks. The Junior Ranger program is a fun way to learn about Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and about how you can help protect the park; just like our park rangers!
Become a special 50th Junior Ranger!
Download the 50th Birthday Junior Ranger pages and complete the required number of activities. When you're finished, email us at email@example.com and let us know
We'll send you a special Sleeping Bear Dunes 50th Junior Ranger badge in the postal mail. It's wooden and really special! We will also send you a certificate. Please keep in mind that it could take over a month to receive your mail.
When you get your badge, head over to our video on Facebook to take the pledge.
Last updated: June 24, 2020