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 Junior Ranger Program

 

 
The Grand Canyon National Park offers a Junior Ranger Program for children ages 4 to 14.  The program is divided into three age groups, 4 to 7 are Ravens, 8 to 10 are Coyotes, and 11 to 14 are Scorpions.

Registration for the Junior Ranger is done at 2the Grand Canyon Lodge on the North Rim and the Grand Canyon Visitors Center on the South Rim.  Make sure to register your child for the program before you start your activities for the day.

The Junior Ranger Program is a self-study, self paced and is done with the parents of the child.  There is no formal schedule to be followed so a child traveling with their family could still easily complete the program in a day.  The purpose of the program is to educate children on the beauty of Grand Canyon National Park, raise their level of awareness on taking care of the environment, and providing them with a fun experience while visiting the park.

Junior Rangers Finding Trash, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, United States, Copyright 1999, OutdoorPlaces.Com, All Rights ReservedThe Raven Program is for ages 4 to 7.  Ravens must spend time bird watching at the Canyon, go on a scavenger hunt for easy to locate items within the park, must attend one ranger guided program and get a signature, and do any of the following three; list three reasons why Grand Canyon National Park needs to be protected; or, collect a bag of recyclable aluminum and/or glass; or, fill a small bag with litter collected from Grand Canyon National Park.

The Coyote Program is for ages 8 to 10.  Coyotes must look for animal tracks in the park, write a haiku poem about Grand Canyon National Park, compete a word search, attend one ranger program and get signature, and do any of the following three; list three reasons why Grand Canyon National Park needs to be protected; or, collect a trash bag of recyclable aluminum and/or glass; or, fill a small trash bag with litter collected from Grand Canyon National Park.

The Scorpion Program is for ages 11 to 14.  Scorpions must complete a crossword puzzle, answer a serious of riddles, list what benefits are provided by animals that we as humans consider, "bad," attend one ranger guided program and get signature, and do any of the following three; list three reasons why Grand Canyon National Park needs to be protected; or, collect a bag of recyclable aluminum and/or glass; or, fill a small bag with litter collected from Grand Canyon National Park.

Once your child has completed all of the required steps for the Junior Ranger Program, bring your signed Junior Ranger newsletter to the Grand Canyon Lodge on the North Rim or the National Park Service Visitors Center on the South Rim.  Your child will earn a certificate, and for the fee of $1.50, will get a patch that matches the appropriate program they completed.  Young Ravens over the period of ten years could collect all three patches!

The program is outstanding for both children and adults and has been very well designed to be age appropriate.  Parents need to accompany their child within the park, and will have fun learning with their children.  This is a valuable tool to maximize your child's experience while in Grand Canyon National Park.  Any three of the programs can easily be completed in a day, if you travel around the park and do some hiking.