Become a part of the Junior Paleontologist Program
EXPLORE the ways that paleontologists work, and the methods and tools they use to understand ancient life.
LEARN about Earth's history, ancient plants and animals, and changes to past climate and environments.
PROTECT our national parks, including fossils and the rocks in which they are found.
Download the Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet here.The Junior Paleontologist Program is a part of the National Park Service Junior Ranger Program. The goal of the Junior Ranger Program is to connect young people to their national parks through a variety of in-park activities that are designed to introduce them to the national park system and cultivate future generations of park stewards. Programs range from simple scavenger hunts for younger children, to multi-day ranger-led activities. More than 200 National Park Service areas currently have Junior Ranger programs. To learn more about NPS Junior Ranger programs, visit https://www.nps.gov/learn/juniorranger.cfm. The NPS WebRanger program is an online Junior Ranger program.