National Junior Ranger Day is Saturday

Youths of all ages are invited to bring their favorite adult to Olympic National Park’s celebration of National Junior Ranger Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26.

Activities take place at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center, 3002 Mount Angeles Road, Port Angeles.

This year, the theme for Junior Ranger Day and National Park Week is “Go Wild!” Children accompanied by an adult may participate in a variety of free activities including ranger-guided walks, craft projects, and outdoor games.

There is a wilderness "campsite," search and rescue equipment, and emergency service vehicles for hands-on exploration, microscopes for an up-close look at insects, and the Children’s Discovery Room will be open for play.

Olympic’s Junior Ranger program is a year-round way for children and families to experience and enjoy the park. Children can complete the Olympic National Park Junior Ranger activity booklet, attend a ranger program and explore park nature trails to earn a Junior Ranger badge and certificate.

They also have the opportunity to participate in the new Ocean Stewards program and complete a hands-on activity booklet to earn an Ocean Stewards patch.

For more information on Olympic’s Junior Ranger Day, call 565-3146.


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