Be a Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger Certificate and badges
Official Wrangell-St. Elias Junior Ranger Certificate and badges
 
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Some of Wrangell-St. Elias's newest Jr. Rangers.

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Join Us!
We are always happy to add another name to our Junior Ranger team. We invite YOU to become a member of this very special group of people. When you take the time to learn about the park and its valuable resources, you will be able to share your knowledge with friends and family to help them understand why Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is a special place.

There are TWO ways to become a Junior Ranger. You can visit the park and earn the badge in person. Please visit any of the park visitor centers and pick up a free booklet!

You can also complete the online version of our Junior Ranger booklet, which is designed to be completed using our website. Just click on the workbook below and print out the pages. Complete the activities, answer the questions, and mail it to us. A Park Ranger will review your answers - if you complete all the requirements, we'll send you a badge and certificate! All of the information you need to complete the booklet is located somewhere in the park's web site.

The Junior Ranger program at Wrangell-St. Elias is geared towards children, but ALL ages may participate! Have fun!

 
cover of junior ranger book with camping tents near a glacier, lake and mountains

Junior Ranger book (pdf format 3.9 MB)

Print it out, complete your required activities for your age, mail it in, and you will become the newest member of our Junior Rangers. We will mail the book and badge back to you, so please make sure your mailing address is complete and legible. ENJOY!

Mailing address:
Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve
Attn: Junior Ranger
PO Box 439
Copper Center, AK 99573

 
Junior Angler booklet cover

Junior Ranger Let's Go Fishing! Activity Booklet and Badge

Are you ready to earn your Junior Ranger Angler badge?

Follow these easy steps:

  1. Download the booklet and complete as many activities in the book as you can.
  2. Have a parent/guardian review your work and help you celebrate your success.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of this page to print and make your own badge. Web based Junior Ranger books are self-badging only.
  4. You may also contact your favorite park that offers fishing to see if booklets and badges are available. You can find a park on the National Park Service Fish & Fishing website.

Learn: The Basics

Make your fun adventure a safe one, too!

No one expects to get hurt while out exploring in a national park, but accidents can happen. Planning ahead can be the key to a fun and safe adventure. Remember, safety starts with you!
A ranger shows children how to fish in a river.
Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia.

NPS photo/Caitlin Campbell

Are you new to fishing? Get caught up on the basics.

Fishing is a fun activity to enjoy with your family and friends that can be done at any age. It’s easy to learn how to fish--it just takes a little time and practice. Take Me Fishing offers great tips and guides.

Protect: Fish and their Habitats

Where will you fish? Do you know the regulations?

National Park Service fishing regulations help conserve (protect) fish for the enjoyment of future park visitors, for maintaining healthy ecosystems (where fish live), and for their intrinsic value (something that will always matter to everyone).

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Rainbow trout is a kind of fish you can catch in national parks.

NPS/Caitlin Campbell

We hope you’re "o-fish-ally" hooked!

Rainbow trout swimming towards hook.

NPS Photo/Caitlin Campbell

Junior Ranger Angler badge. Badge artwork says Explore, Lear, Protect, NPS. Image inside circle shows two children fishing at a lake near a city.
The National Park Service provides badges for park based Junior Ranger Programs. For web based programs you may make your own badge by printing this image and cutting around the line.

Last updated: July 21, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve
PO Box 439
Mile 106.8 Richardson Highway

Copper Center, AK 99573

Phone:

(907) 822-5234

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