Just For Kids

Junior Ranger Program

SCA intern Lauren Stepanik during a lesson with local youth at the Juneau Ranger District Day Camp.
 

We need your help to take care of the National Forests. Come be a part of the Forest Ranger team by becoming a Junior Ranger! Each forest has a booklet filled with games and activities. The more you complete in the booklet, the more prepared you’ll be to get out on the trail and know what’s around you.

Chugach National Forest

Cover page for the Chugach Jr. Ranger Book.While visiting the Chugach National Forest, be just like a scientist and document your surroundings in at least four activities. Once you’re done, find a Forest Service Ranger to help you complete the pledge and join us!

You can download and print a Non-508 Accessible version of the book that is meant for printing only here: 

Chugach National Forest Junior Ranger Field Notebook (pdf)‚Äč

Chugach National Forest Website

 

Begich, Boggs Visitor Center

Cover page for the BBVC Jr. Ranger Book.Don’t have time for a long trip into the woods? Take a trip to this visitor center and use this booklet to work through the exhibits. Learn about ecosystems, plants, and creatures large and small! Complete at least four activities and find a Forest Service Ranger to pledge you onto the team.

You can download and print a Non-508 Accessible version of the book that is meant for printing only here: 
Chugach National Forest Begich, Boggs Visitor Center Junior Ranger Field Notebook (pdf)

Begich, Boggs Visitor Center Website

Chugach National Forest Website

 

Tongass National Forest

Tongass Jr Ranger Program cover.While visiting the Tongass National Forest, learn about glaciers, how to draw a salmon, and a temperate rainforest. Complete at least four activities and find a Forest Service Ranger to induct you onto the team!

Tongass National Forest Website

 

 

Mendenhall Glacier

Mendenhall Glacier Jr Ranger Program cover.Find out about different native cultures, the abundant wildlife, and the science behind glaciers forming with this booklet. Complete at least four activities and find a Forest Service Ranger in the visitor center to complete the Junior Ranger pledge.

Mendenhall Glacier Website

Tongass National Forest Website

 

Junior Forest Ranger

National Junior Ranger Program Cover Page.Junior Forest Ranger Make a Smokey Bear poster, learn about wildfires, and how to navigate through the woods in this booklet! Download a version to get started even in the woods near where you live.
 

Junior Snow Ranger

Cover page from the Jr Snow Ranger Book.Are you in the 4th or 5th grade? Great, this booklet is for you! Learn what it takes to be a Snow Ranger, the use of rescue dogs, and how to make your own snowshoes. Download this booklet for lots of fun winter activities!
 




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