Did you know that your kiddo can have fun learning and exploring on their way to becoming a National Park Junior Ranger?
From the National Park Service:
Explore. Learn. Protect.
"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."
Here's a roundup of Washington's National Park Junior Ranger programs:
(And a bonus in northern Oregon!)
Ebeys Landing National Historical Reserve | Coupeville, Washington
Fort Vancouver | Vancouver, Washington
Klondike Gold Rush | Seattle, Washington
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area | Coulee Dam, Washington
Contact the Visitor Center (509-754-7830) to arrange to pick up your packet.
Lewis and Clark National Historic Park | Long Beach, Washington
Manhattan Project | Hanford, Washington