NPS Online Junior Rangers
A listing of all National Park Service locations that have junior ranger programs. The yellow star indicates that an online junior ranger program is also available.
National Park and Preserve
Earn a junior ranger badge by climbing
McKinley, visiting the sled dog kennels, and learning about the fragile ecosystem of
Ft. Raleigh National Historic Site
Awesome site for learning about English explorers.
Fort Raleigh, NC, is the site of the first attempt at English colonization. The famous “Lost Colony” was started here in 1585, but all the colonists disappeared along with baby Virginia Dare!
www.nps.gov/lecl Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
Part of the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail, this site has great information and is lots of fun to complete!
Learn about the
Salado people of central
Arizona. This site has incredible virtual tours of the upper and lower cliff dwellings as well as the flora and fauna.
National Park and Preserve.
Visit Copper Center Alaska to learn what life was like for miners.
There are many more NPS sites with online junior ranger programs, but these are the ones that I have experience with during the last two years. It’s always a good idea to contact the ranger in charge of the program before sending in your students work. Their contact information is available on the site’s main page under “Contact Us.” They also really appreciate hearing how the kids liked receiving their badges or patches.
These sites were researched by Janna Laughon and are up-to-date as of March 2011. This information is subject to change by the web hosts.