The Young Rangers Program Teaches Children to Love Nature

Visiting a national park is a great way to introduce your kids to nature, and to keep them interested, the National Park Service’s Young Rangers program offers free games and booklets that educate your kids about the park they are visiting (and the outdoors in general). while they are there.

Booklets are available in advance or on the Young Rangers website, so let your kids check them out before you enter the park as some of them explain the park’s history. While each park in the program has a personalized booklet, most have activities like word searching, word and image matching, and other fun activities for your kids on the trip there or just when they are idle.

Your children can also answer the questions in the booklets, either through their own observations in the park, or by asking questions of the park rangers during their visit. Follow the link below to find out if the national park you are heading to is part of the Young Rangers program.

Young Ranger Programs | National Park Service


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