Happy Birthday Junior Ranger Program!

0
492

Welcome to Yellowstone where the skies are blue, the flowers are in bloom and the animals run free.

Welcome to Yellowstone where the skies are blue, the flowers are in bloom and the animals run free. Yellowstone National Park is located in the northwestern corner of the state of Wyoming a short drive away from Denver. One of the unique things found here are the geysers. Water bubbles in hot pools and can shoot 400 – 500 feet into the air. Old Faithful is the most famous geyser but there are many. Yellowstone contains two thirds of the world's geysers. Huckleberry is plentiful here as well. You can fine anything and everything made from it. Try the taffy. Once you stop chewing it is time to explore the park. It is a beautiful place and the best way to see it is through the eyes of a park ranger.

 

The Junior Ranger Program started in 1992. That means that it turns 20 this year. The goal for the program is to help kids discover and understand more about nature. Last year 24,000 kids earned their badge! If you want to earn a Junior Ranger badge here is what you have to do. First, go to a visitor center in the park and ask for the Junior Ranger guidelines. It looks like a newspaper. It is filled with fun activities to participate in around the park. You must complete at least 4 pages plus the back page to earn the badge. There are different badges for each age group and each one is a different difficulty. It usually takes 2-3 days to complete but if you really worked hard you could probably complete it in a day if your parents were willing to drive you around that much!A kid can learn and see so much at Yellowstone National Park. You may encounter everything from the large bison and moose to the tiny mouse. It is a trip you will never forget.