Be A Junior Ranger
Junior Ranger Program
Although the program is focused on the 6-12 age range, visitors of all ages can participate in a Junior Ranger activity when visiting the park. While taking a guided tour of the home the visitors answer questions in the park's Jr. Ranger activity book. Upon completion, Jr. Ranger cadets will receive a badge and certificate. To get started, ask a ranger when you visit the park!
Become a NPS Centennial Junior Ranger!
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service, we launched a new junior ranger program for all to learn about the importance of one of the country's most recognized public agencies. You can download the new Centennial Junior Ranger Activity Book and then print it out to complete. Fill out as much of the booklet as you can and then bring it to any National Park Service visitor center for a ranger to review. Once we look it over, you'll receive your limited edition Junior Ranger Centennial Badge and the ranger will sign your certificate. If you can't make it to a visitor center, you can also mail your completed booklet to us (mailing address can be found on page 3 of the booklet). Be sure to include your return address so we can send you your badge.
Enjoy this activity by yourself, with friends or with your family! Be sure to visit one of the nation's 400+ National Park Service sites this year and help us celebrate 100 years of service!
Download the booklet (PDF - 3.6 MB)
Become a WebRanger
For more National Park Junior Ranger education and fun, visit the agency's Webrangers site. There, you can learn more about your National Parks through interactive and fun adventures. Trivia, games and virtual trails help make the experience enjoyable and memorable. You can even customize a virtual Ranger Station, earn more rewards, and play new activities! Visit the WebRangers site today!
Become a World Heritage in the U.S. Jr. Ranger
Learn about the World Heritage sites in the United States that are managed by the National Park Service. This introductory program about UNESCO World Heritage is a fun way for kids to learn about World Heritage and why it is important. Visitors of all ages should feel free to browse this superb website, and to learn about this important mission. You can even earn a World Heritage Jr. Ranger badge too! Click on Wally the World Heritage Wolf below to be taken to the World Heritage in the U.S. Jr. Ranger Program website.
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park World Heritage Nomination
For those who aren't aware, our sister park in Chillicothe, Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, is now being considered for UNESCO World Heritage. Known as the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks, the park and its fellow Hopewellian sites are inching closer to possible UNESCO World Heritage List inclusion. We encourage you to read more about the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks Tentative List entry, spread the word to others about this worthy mission and to support the park's nomination. For more information about the Hopewell Culture NHP World Heritage journey, please visit the park's World Heritage page.