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Are you taking a trip to California, Nevada or Arizona? How about to the islands of Hawaii, Guam or American Samoa? Do you know about the National Park Junior Ranger Program? If you are be sure to check out to see if a National Park Service Junior Ranger Program in the West & Pacific is near you.

Junior Ranger Program West & Pacific

What is the Junior Ranger Program?

“Explore, Learn, and Protect!” The Junior Ranger motto is recited by children around the country; each taking 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.

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 and Junior Ranger certificate. Junior Rangers are typically between the ages of 5 to 13, although people of all ages can participate.

Junior Ranger Program Online

Sometimes you can’t make it to the specific site. There are some badges that can be earned online by downloading the packet or contacting the site by email/phone/mail. Once you complete the packet you can mail the packet to an address and the site will mail you back a badge and certificate. If this is available at the site it will be indicated with “**Online Available**”.

There are other fun Junior Ranger Badges you can earn at home like Junior Archeologist Badge, Junior Cave Scientist Badge, and Junior Ranger Let’s Go Fishing! Badge. Check out the complete list of Junior Ranger Specialty Badges.

Junior Ranger Badge Display

Collecting Junior Ranger Badges while visiting National Parks and Sites is a great way to show all the kids have learned over the years. Have your many badges from the Junior Ranger Programs in the West & Pacific? Why not display them. I’m sharing Junior Ranger Badge Display that’s fun and easy to make. 

Junior Ranger Programs in Arizona

Arizona Junior Ranger Programs

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Canyon de Chelly National Monument  **Online Available**
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Chiricahua National Monument
Coronado National Memorial
Fort Bowie National Historic Site
Grand Canyon National Park
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Navajo National Monument
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Parashant National Monument
Petrified Forest National Park
Pipe Spring National Monument
Saguaro National Park
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
Tonto National Monument
Tumacácori National Historical Park
Tuzigoot National Monument
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Wupatki National Monument

Junior Ranger Programs in California

California Junior Ranger Programs

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Alcatraz Island
Cabrillo National Monument
César E. Chávez National Monument  **Online Available**
Channel Islands National Park
Death Valley National Park
Devils Postpile National Monument  **Online Available**
Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
John Muir National Historic Site
Joshua Tree National Park
Juan Bautista De Anza Historic Trailhead
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lava Beds National Monument
Manzanar National Historic Site
Mojave National Preserve
Muir Woods National Monument
Pinnacles National Park
Point Reyes National Seashore  **Online Available**
Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial
Redwood National and State Parks
Rosie the Riveter National Historical Park
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
Yosemite National Park  

Junior Ranger Program in Guam

Guam Junior Ranger Program

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War in the Pacific National Historical Park  **Online Available**

Junior Ranger Program in Hawaii

Hawaii Junior Ranger Programs

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Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail
Haleakalā National Park  **Online Available**
Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
Pu’uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park  **Online Available**
Pu’ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
World War II Valor In The Pacific National Monument  

Junior Ranger Program in Nevada

Nevada Junior Ranger Program

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Great Basin National Park

Junior Ranger Program in American Samoa

American Samoa Junior Ranger Program

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National Park of American Samoa  **Online Available**

Map of all Junior Ranger Programs

Interested in Junior Ranger Programs in other areas check out the following:

Junior Ranger Program Regions

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