Yosemite’s Junior Ranger programming inspires kids to learn about and protect natural resources in our national parks and in their own backyards. Each year, tens of thousands of children earn their one-of-a-kind wooden Yosemite Junior Ranger badges through nature-focused walks and talks, educational worksheets and stewardship activities.

Support from Conservancy donors during the past decade has expanded and enhanced Yosemite’s Junior Ranger programming. In 2018, kids connected with the park through Junior Ranger activities in the Valley, Tuolumne Meadows and Wawona, building a deep appreciation for nature, as they learned about ecology, safety, stewardship and more. Park rangers also offered special “spring break” activities, culminating with the annual Junior Ranger Day.

Your support helped inspire kids to explore, learn about and protect the natural world.

Partnering with Yosemite National Park.

Robert Loudon

Branch Chief of Field Interpretation, Yosemite National Park

Project Notes

The Junior Ranger program is an investment in Yosemite’s future. We are planting the seeds of stewardship in youth participants that will grow into support from committed adults.