Junior Ranger Program

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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.


What's Next

  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 6 CORE Activities from the kit.
  4. Turn in the 6 CORE Activities to the 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 is more fun with family and friends.
     

Where You Can Do Junior Ranger

Participating Florida State Parks are found throughout the state. We also offer a complete list of participating parks.


Complete Junior Ranger Activities

By completing activities, you will receive stamps from Park Staff in your PASSPORT for completed activities. You 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 Activites are available for download and printing. You can even download and print your very own PASSPORT using the links below:

Natural Resources

Cultural Resources

Recreation

Service

Download and Print a Junior Ranger Activity

Animal Evidence

Context Clues

Campfire Cooking

Haiku

Birds and Bills

Cultural Bingo

At the Campsite

Inside Story: Volunteers

Friendly Flames

Early Chronicles

At the Recreation Area

Litter Lingo

Problem Plants

Grand Gardens

Let's Play

Park Program

Searching with Senses

The Park's Past

On the Trail

Write a Letter

 

The Nighttime Sky

On the Waterfront

Identifying Invasives

 

Reading Rangers

Quest for a Cache

 

 

Monumental Mounds 

Photography in Parks

 

Learn 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 other as I Explore …the Real FloridaSM."


Membership ID Card

Junior Rangers can get their membership cards punched for one free entry into any Florida State Park. Good for one vehicle, up to 8 except at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, where pass is good for two people. Does not include Skyway Fishing Pier State Park, camping or other fees.


Submit the Completed Passport

Junior Ranger Passports, Activity sheets and Reward items

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

1. Once a PASSPORT has been completed, take a picture of or scan both sides and email it to info@dep.state.fl.us, OR mail it to:

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

 Please include your name and Memeber ID Number.

 2. Once it has been received, your Jr. 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.