Brown bear skin displayed in Junior Ranger Corner

The Junior Ranger Corner of the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center is interactive, educational & fun. Feel the fur of various forest creatures, color forest-themed pictures, and participate in a scavenger hunt. Kids will have a roaring good time!


Southeast Alaska Discovery Center Public Education Events 

Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer interacting with school kidsJoin the Rangers at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center for educational opportunities. 


Tongass National Forest Jr. Ranger Booklet

Are you a Junior Ranger? Our newest Junior Ranger Program booklet is available for download here. Learn about the nation's largest national forest and temperate rainforest; the trees, fish, fungi, and flora that thrive in this ecosystem known as the Tongass National Forest. Once you  complete your booklet, find a Tongass ranger and complete the process to earn your Junior Ranger badge. We'll see you on the trails!

The Tongass National Forest boasts two Junior Ranger Programs, one specifically for Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and one for the entire Tongass National Forest.

Both Junior Ranger programs are predicated on physically being on the Forest.  Certificates and badges cannot be awarded without first obtaining a Ranger signature in the booklet on site.  Booklets completed without this signature cannot be processed.

Please do not mail in your packet to the Tongass- we want to make sure your experience on the Forest is authentic.

 Those wishing to receive your Tongass National Forest Junior Ranger booklet before arriving on the Forest by cruise ship may request them through the Tongass Webmaster. But remember, in order to receive your Junior Ranger certificate and badge you must have a ranger review your completed booklet. Booklets may be turned in at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center in Ketchikan or the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center in Juneau. 


Agents of Discovery Southeast Alaska Discovery Center poster with Sammy Salmon

Hey Agents of Discovery! Are you ready for your Southeast Alaska Visitor Center Mission? Just scan the QR code above to get started! Pst, you can click on the photo above to make it larger!

If you're looking for more Missions in the 49th State, check out our Agents of Discovery page by clicking here. Good luck agents!