Junior Ranger

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


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 Name and Mailing Address are complete and legible. (Physical address recommended instead of a PO Box).

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

Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet

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 Jr Paleontologist activity booklet (pdf format, 38 MB) at the website www.nps.gov/subjects/fossils/junior-paleontologist.htm

Junior Underwater Explorer Activity Booklet

This booklet is full of fun activities to help you discover what is underwater. Dive with us as we explore different environments, animals, and the people who work beneath the surface. Everyone can earn a Junior Underwater Explorer badge, so complete as many activities as you can. Ask your parents or siblings to go through the booklet so you can learn together!

DOWNLOAD the booklet online at Jr Ranger Underwater Explorer (National Park Service website)

To receive a Junior Ranger Underwater Explorer badge, present your signed booklet to a participating National Park Visitor Center near you or mail it to:
National Park Service, Submerged Resources Center: Junior Ranger
12795 W. Alameda Pkwy
Lakewood, CO 80228

Last updated: February 22, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

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

Copper Center, AK 99573


907 822-5234

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