War in the Pacific National Historical Park and Pacific Historic Parks will host our annual River Ranger Program. This free, dynamic program teaches river ecology to children in 3rd and 4th grades. Through demonstrations, hands-on activities, lively group discussions, and personal interactions with plants and wildlife, youths are encouraged to look closer at their relationship with the environment and build on their knowledge of the natural world.
This year's River Rangers will be Saturday, March 18, March 25, and April 1. Applicants must register at the T. Stell Newman Visitor Center in advance. The registration period is from February 20 to March 13, 2017. The visitor center is located just outside the Naval Base Guam main gate and is open daily from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm. Download a registration packet here.
YCC Internships Available!
Make a difference in your national park! This summer, War in the Pacific National Historical Park will once again host the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program and will be accepting applications through April 14, 2017. Download applications here.
The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is a well-balanced work-learn-earn program that develops an understanding and appreciation in participating youth of the nation's environment and heritage. YCC participants will engage in a wide variety of conservation and park operations activities that will teach them about our War in the Pacific National Historical Park and the National Park Service’s mission to protect special places for all.
The park will hire up to four (4) youths in the YCC program at the federal minimum wage. The program will run for up to eight weeks, with participants working 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. The program will begin on June 12, 2017, and go through August 4, 2017. Enrollees must be at least 15 years of age by June 11, 2017, and no older than 18 years old on August 5, 2017. To apply, applicants must fill out an application and if not 18 years of age, have a parent’s or guardian’s signature. Selected applicants will be contacted and program participants will be selected at random. Participation will be dependent on funding being available.
Applications can be picked up Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am through 3:30 pm, at the following locations Original, signed applications must be turned in at the following locations:
War in the Pacific National Historical Park
Outside Main Gate of Naval Base Guam
Santa Rita, Guam 96915
Needed: Skill, cunning, and creativity; Expected: Exploration of park or park website; Required: Discovering the island's history, legends, and ecosystems; Promised: Honor and recognition as an official Junior Ranger upon your success.
To begin, pick up a copy of the Junior Ranger Activity Book at the Visitor Center. This book is filled with activities for all ages. Complete the activities, show your book to a park ranger, and be awarded a Junior Ranger badge! You may also download our Junior Ranger book or email us to request one be sent.
War in the Pacific National Historical Park and their non-profit partner, Pacific Historic Parks, will host the Preservation Ranger Academy. This free, dynamic program introduces a fun, safe, and exciting way to explore our island's coast and learn about marine science at national park sites. This two-part program will be held from July 5-29, 2016. Rising 9th and 10th graders may apply. Special attention will be given to the student's essay question responses.
Junior Ranger Academy
There's more than one way to earn a Junior Ranger badge! Our Junior Ranger Academy offers 7th & 8th graders a chance to join park rangers as they explore historic sites, spruce up public lands, handle artifacts in the museum collection, and much more.
On Guam, we are constantly surrounded by the water. Through fun activities, students at Reef Ranger Camp learn that the world of the ocean and its diverse life is deeply linked to the world we experience on land every day - in fact, they are one. The camp is offered each summer for rising 5th & 6th graders.
Reef Rangers' success depends on our Reef Ranger Conservation Corps, enthusiastic, responsible 9th & 10th graders who are mentors and leaders. Want to join this fun group?
Field Trips and Outreach
Although we have an awesome visitor center, our park rangers are willing and eager to bring our staff, resources, and information into your classroom or meet you at one of our special park units! Please call at (671) 477-7278 x1015 to schedule a visit.