Ranger programs


Become a National Parks Service “Web Ranger” by completing online activities – a perfect rainy day summertime activity or visit a participating Florida State Park and complete activities to become an official Junior Ranger. These educational activities engage children in learning about nature, culture and history, plus they can reach official Junior Ranger status when they complete the programs.

National Park Service ‘Web Rangers’

The National Park Service has an online programs called “Web Rangers” where children of all ages can complete a variety of activities to receive their official Junior Ranger certificate. Children can learn what park rangers do to help protect natural resources and cultural heritage and learn how park rangers observe and discover new things about our National Parks. Junior Rangers can in turn share what they have learned with people in the community.

For more information about the Web Ranger program, visit www.nps.gov/webrangers/Junior Ranger Program

At participating Florida State Parks, children can receive and complete a Junior Ranger Kit to receive a certificate, member ID card and the official Junior Ranger Passport.

In order to reach Junior Ranger status, children must complete six core activities from the kit, review the six core activities with park staff, and recite the Junior Ranger Pledge. As children complete more activities, they can earn stamps for their passport; children who turn in completed passports can receive an official Junior Ranger badge, patch or pin.

Junior Rangers can get their membership ID cards punched for one free entry into a Florida State Park.

For parents wishing to have materials ready before visiting a park, Junior Ranger activities are available for download and printing online. Junior Ranger activities are broken down into four categories: natural resources, cultural resources, recreation, and service. Activities include identifying invasive plants, the nighttime sky, campfire cooking, animal evidence and more.

For more information about the Junior Ranger program and for a list of participating Florida State Parks, visit www.floridastateparks.org/things-to-do/junior-ranger.