Each day children around the country recite this motto and take an oath of their own to protect parks, continue to learn about parks, and share their own ranger story with friends and family.
The NPS Junior Ranger program is an activity based program conducted in almost all parks, and some Junior Ranger programs are national. Many national parks offer young visitors the opportunity to join the National Park Service "family" as Junior Rangers. Many state parks now offer similar programs as well.
Interested youth complete a series of activities during a park visit, share their answers with a park ranger, and receive an official Junior Ranger patch/badge and Junior Ranger certificate. There are even ways you can become a Junior Ranger at home now. Junior Rangers are typically between the ages of 5 to 13, although people of all ages can participate.
USA Homeschool Fieldtrips is not affiliated with the National Parks System. We just saw a need to educate homeschool families on how beneficial these programs are and how they can be used to compliment home educating.
To join our Homeschool Junior Ranger Club and to learn more about events in your area, please request to join our Facebook group. We currently have chapters that meet in person monthly in AZ, GA and ID.