Junior Rangers at the Preserve
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is looking for special Junior Rangers. To earn a Junior Ranger badge, you must complete five of the activities found in the activity book. Come to the park and receive a booklet or visit this link to download a copy. Complete five activities and mail the booklet to the preserve. The rangers will check your work and mail the booklet back to you, along with an official Junior Ranger badge.
Resource Stewards Boy Scout and Girl Scout Programs
Help the parks and learn how you can receive these great patches and certificates.
Leave No Trace Scavenger Hunt
Practice the seven principles of Leave No Trace as you locate some of the natural and cultural resources of the prairie and the ranch. Come to the visitor center to pick up a Scavenger Hunt page then go exploring. Write down where you find the items, leaving them in place for future visitors to enjoy as well. When you are done, bring back your completed page to the rangers and they will award you with a great Leave No Trace patch. When exploring, practice the seven principles and leave no trace of your visit.
The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace
Become a Junior Paleontologist
EXPLORE the ways that paleontologists work, and the methods and tools they use to understand ancient life.
Kid's Coloring Pages to Download
Each link below opens in a new page with the image ready to print full size 8 1/2 by 11 inches.
Deer Mouse and Pocket Gopher
Badger and White-tailed Deer
Rattlesnake and Coyote
Cottontail Rabbit and Fox
Spiderwort and Sunflower
Wild Rose and Lead Plant
Wild Bergamont and Purple Coneflower
Yellow Coneflower and Black-eyed Susan
Kids Making a Difference in the World They Live -
Students at Amanda Arnold Elementary School put together a website showing the differences in their communities, rural and college town. Visit their website to learn more about their project.
Last updated: February 4, 2019