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Yellowstone National Park
Junior Ranger Led Activities
Spring and Summer 2016



Both children and adults benefit by learning more about the park and sharing the fun of becoming a Junior Ranger. Please see this link for more detailed information on Junior Ranger and Young Scientist Programs.


When you have completed the number of activities you are required to do, you take the paper to any ranger station and they will announce that you have completed the program and present you with your Junior Ranger Patch. Cool! We have listed a few of the topics below to give you some idea of what to expect.


Canyon Ranger Led Activities - Yellowstone National Park
Activity Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Canyon Talks at Artist Point (May 28 to Sep 5)
Enjoy Lower Falls, the Yellowstone River, and the spectacular colors of the canyon from a classic viewpoint, while learning about the area's natural and human history. Discover why artists and photographers continue to be drawn to this special place. Join a ranger on the lower platform at Artist Point on the South Rim Drive for this short talk. *11:00 am talk designed for families with children of Junior Ranger age. 20 minutes. Accessible. Handicapped Accessible
Handicapped Accessible
10:30 am
*11:00 am
2:00 pm
2:30 pm

5/29–9/4
10:30 am
*11:00 am
2:00 pm
2:30 pm

5/30–9/5
10:30 am
*11:00 am
2:00 pm
2:30 pm

5/31–8/30
10:30 am
*11:00 am
2:00 pm
2:30 pm

6/1–8/31
10:30 am
*11:00 am
2:00 pm
2:30 pm

6/2–9/1
10:30 am
*11:00 am
2:00 pm
2:30 pm

6/3–9/2
10:30 am
*11:00 am
2:00 pm
2:30 pm

5/28–9/3
Yellowstone for the Young (Jun 12 to Aug 20)
Discover the wonderful geology, history, or wildlife of Yellowstone. Join a ranger for an interactive program designed for families with children of Junior Ranger age (5 - 12 years old). Meet in front of the Canyon Visitor Education Center. 20 minutes. Accessible.
Handicapped Accessible
3:00 pm

6/12–8/14
3:00 pm

6/13–8/15
3:00 pm

6/14–8/16
3:00 pm

6/15–8/17
3:00 pm

6/16–8/18
3:00 pm

6/17–8/19
3:00 pm

6/18–8/20
Wildlife Olympics for Kids (Jun 8 to Aug 24)
Test your skills and compare your abilities to animals in Yellowstone. How far can you jump? How well can you see and smell? Take part anytime between noon and 3 pm near the Canyon Visitor Education Center. Stay for as little or as long as your plans allow.
      12:00 pm
to
3:00 pm

6/8–8/24
     

Grant Village Ranger Led Activities - Yellowstone National Park
Activity Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Junior Ranger Discovery Program (May 29 - Sep 5)
Get ready to investigate and discover the many curiosities of Yellowstone during this interactive program geared towards kids of Junior Ranger age (4 - 13+ years old). Meet at the Grant Village Pavilion, located behind the Visitor Center along the edge of the Lake. 30 minutes. Accessible.
Handicapped Accessible
11:30 am
2:00 pm

5/29–9/4
11:30 am
2:00 pm

5/30–9/5
11:30 am
2:00 pm

5/31–8/30
11:30 am
2:00 pm

6/1–8/31
11:30 am
2:00 pm

6/2–9/1
11:30 am
2:00 pm

6/3–9/2
11:30 am
2:00 pm

6/4–9/3
Ranger Rendezvous (May 27 to September 5)
This early evening program is designed for the young and young at heart. Learn more about Yellowstone's diverse geology, history, or wildlife riches. Daily programs are posted at the Grant Visitor Center. Meet on the back porch of the Grant Visitor Center. 30 minutes. Accessible.
Handicapped Accessible
7:30 pm

5/29–9/4
7:30 pm

5/30–9/5
7:30 pm

5/31–8/30
7:30 pm

6/1–8/31
7:30 pm

6/2–9/1
7:30 pm

5/27–9/2
7:30 pm

5/28–9/3

Madison Ranger Led Activities - Yellowstone National Park
Activity Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Junior Ranger Station Activities (May 28 to Sep 5)
Learn about Yellowstone's wonderful wildlife, geysers, history and much more! This is a great opportunity to complete the ranger–led activity required to earn your Junior Ranger patch. These family programs are geared towards kids of Junior Ranger age (5–12). Meet at the Junior Ranger Station at Madison Junction. Accessible with assistance. 30 minutes.
Handicapped Accessible
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm

5/29–9/4
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm

5/30–9/5
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm

5/31–8/30
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm

6/1–8/31
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm

6/2–9/1
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm

6/3–9/2
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm

5/28–9/3

Old Faithful Ranger Led Activities - Yellowstone National Park
Activity Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Yellowstone for Kids (May 28 to September 5)
Kids will discover some of the wonders of Yellowstone during this interactive presentation. Meet outside of the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center (geyser side) for this outdoor program. 20 minutes. Accessible.
Handicapped Accessible
10:00 am
5:00 pm

5/29–9/4
10:00 am
5:00 pm

5/30–9/5
10:00 am
5:00 pm

5/31–8/30
10:00 am
5:00 pm

6/1–8/31
10:00 am
5:00 pm

6/2–9/1
10:00 am
5:00 pm

6/3–9/2
10:00 am
5:00 pm

5/28–9/3
Wildlife Olympics for Kids (June 6 to August 22)
Test your skills and compare your abilities to animals in Yellowstone. How far can you jump? How well can you see and smell? Take part anytime between noon and 3 pm near the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center. Stay for as little or as long as your plans allow.
  12:00 pm
to
3:00 pm

6/6–8/22
         
Young Scientist Investigation (June 6 to August 29)
Are the geysers alive? Is the volcano still active? Investigate these questions and more. Using the Young Scientist booklet as a guide, explore the Upper Geyser Basin with a park ranger. While it is not required, you can purchase a booklet at the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center. Meet at Castle Geyser, ½-mile west of Old Faithful (15-minute walk from the Visitor Education Center). 1¼ hours.
  12:00 pm
1:45 pm

6/6–8/29
         
Activity Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat



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