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Online Junior Rangers

        

NPS Online Junior Rangers 

www.nps.gov/learn/juniorranger.htm 

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.


www.nps.gov/dena
         
Denali National Park and Preserve

Earn a junior ranger badge by climbing Mt. McKinley, visiting the sled dog kennels, and learning about the fragile ecosystem of Alaska.

 www.nps.gov/fora           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!

 www.nps.gov/tont           Tonto National Monument 

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.

www.nps.gov/wrst                   Wrangell-St. Elias 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.