Junior ranger program kids can get a junior ranger booklet at the visitor center information desk, attend ranger led activities, choose activities in the booklet to earn bat points, and receive their junior ranger badge and certificate at the information desk. I might have bopped from tidal pool to tidal pool, never really. Kids hike, spot animals and earn fun national park junior rangers badges. Since its inception, the junior ranger program has introduced millions of. This cultural history program also serves as a junior ranger station, where kids can complete their junior ranger book and take the oath to get their badge. Weve done quite a few junior ranger programs in the past two years and the one at acadia national park was one of our favorites. Kids can attend ranger programs then fill in activities in the booklet and return the completed book to any park center. Most of these parks provide the badge book as a downloadable pdf for. National park junior ranger programs everywhere magazine.
Be a junior ranger effigy mounds national monument u. The terrible truth is that i couldnt tell a pine from a spruce before i helped saskia with her junior ranger book. First, pick up junior ranger booklets at the parks visitor center. Then, they join one or two ranger led programs or walks to receive a junior ranger patch. How to see acadia in one day maine for families carful of kids. Acadia national park junior ranger program shannas adventures. A junior ranger attends ranger programs, completes activities in a workbook, and promises to take care of acadia. Rangers explore effigy mounds national monument, develop and understanding and appreciation of the prehistoric american indian people that inhabited the area, and experience the natural environment of the upper mississippi river valley. You can pick up a junior ranger booklet at the visitors center, nature center, or nps campgrounds. It is a great way to learn and have fun in the park.
And mount rainier national park in washington state offers a citizen ranger booklet and badge. Senior ranger junior ranger senior friendly programs. For kids of all ages, the jr ranger program highlights the park features through activities, games, ranger led talks and an activity book. Take part in fun kid related activities and ranger led talks to earn your badge in acadia national park. There are more than 50 stairs to walk up to the visitor center. Its been four years since the kids first discovered the junior ranger program at. A great way to get the kids involved is through acadia s junior ranger program. Grab a park brochure and map then pick up the junior ranger booklets. Junior ranger a free junior ranger activity booklet 31. Over 250 national park service sites hand out free booklets designed. Some national park sites offers special senior ranger booklet and badge, like acadia national park in maine and guadalupe mountains national park in west texas. Once they complete the booklet, they can earn a badge from the park and get sworn in as a junior ranger.
Acadia national park in maine, for instance, encourages kids to participate. Junior ranger program, acadia national park alltrips. When you arrive in the park, stop by a visitor center, nature center, or one of the park campgrounds to obtain your. If you have kids, acadia national park has a junior ranger program they can participate in. Kids of all ages can become junior rangers by completing the activities in the junior ranger booklet, which is available at the visitor center. Then other parks require adults to complete the entire junior ranger booklet.1065 1280 194 67 1332 95 1484 1538 650 768 498 1505 227 1458 1391 289 345 1064 254 223 952 1585 969 349 1675 1327 1520 175 413 1104 213 66 1052 218 1245