Be a Junior Ranger
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?
How does it work?
When your booklet is completed, you will receive
Best of all, you will have gained valuable knowledge in the stewardship of our national parks and that's what we really want! The more we all share in caring for our environment, the healthier the Earth will be... and the healthier the Earth, the happier all of us will be. Remember, it's all for our children's children's children... and beyond!
Download a copy of the Junior Ranger Book and get started
As a WebRanger, you’ll learn what park rangers do to help protect our natural resources and our cultural heritage. You’ll also learn how park rangers observe and discover new things about our national parks, things to share with visitors like you.