Junior Ranger Program

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In-Person Junior Ranger Program

The Florida State Parks Junior Ranger Program provides the opportunity for young people to learn, serve and share Florida's natural and cultural resources. You can either participate in a scheduled park program or do it self-guided in the park.

Even if you're not at the park, you can do the Virtual Junior Ranger from anywhere. 

Junior Ranger materials are also available en Espanol

What's Involved

  1. Visit any participating Florida State Park and ask for a Junior Ranger Kit.
  2. Take the Junior Ranger Pledge and receive your member ID card and Official Junior Ranger Badge.
  3. Complete the six CORE Activities from the kit.
  4. Turn in the six CORE Activities to park staff to receive your Official Junior Ranger Patch!
  5. Complete more activities to earn stamps in your PASSPORT!
  6. Turn in your completed PASSPORT to receive your Official Junior Ranger Pin!
  7. Remember, being a Junior Ranger means more fun with family and friends.

Where You Can Find the Junior Ranger Program

Complete Junior Ranger Activities

You will receive stamps from park staff in your PASSPORT for completed activities. You also will learn important aspects about protecting Florida State Parks and will become eligible for Junior Ranger rewards such as patches, badges and pins.

If you wish to have your materials ready before visiting a park, Junior Ranger activities are available for download and printing. You can even download and print your very own PASSPORT using the links below:


Animal Evidence

Birds and Bills

Friendly Flames

Problem Plants

Searching with Senses





Context Clues

Cultural Bingo

Early Chronicles

Grand Gardens

The Park's Past

Nighttime Sky

Reading Rangers

Monumental Mounds


Wildlife Workout

Campfire Cook


Recreation Area

Let's Play



Quest for a Cache




Litter Lingo

Park Program

Write a Letter

Identifying Invasives

Leave No Trace

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle


Learn the Junior Ranger Pledge

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Taking the Junior Ranger Pledge

"As a Junior Ranger, I promise to protect the plants, animals, water, geological features, culture and history of Florida State Parks. I promise to continue to learn about parks and share what I have learned with others as I explore …the Real Florida."

Membership ID Card

Junior Rangers can get their membership cards punched for one free entry into any Florida State Park. The entry is good for one vehicle with up to eight passengers except at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, where the pass is good for two people. Does not include Skyway Fishing Pier State Park, camping or other fees.

Submit the Completed Passport

Follow these steps to submit your completed PASSPORT and get a fun reward.

  • Once a PASSPORT has been completed, take a picture of or scan both sides and email it to InterpServices@FloridaDEP.gov or mail it to (remember to include your name and member ID number):

Junior Ranger Program
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
3900 Commonwealth Blvd., MS 535
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000

  • Once the passport image has been received, your Junior Ranger PIN will be mailed out!

Take the Social Challenge

Follow Florida State Parks on social media and watch for Junior Ranger posts with a social challenge! Participate by sharing your Junior Ranger experience and using #FLStateParksJrRanger.

Program Registration

Registration is not required.