Be a Junior Ranger

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You can earn your own Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument Junior Ranger badge.

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Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument thinks Junior Rangers are special people. Anyone is welcome to participate in our programs. Park visitors between the ages of 6 and 12 years old are especially invited to become a Hagerman Fossil Beds Junior Ranger.

There are a variety of activities to do on the way to becoming a Junior Ranger. You can take a short hike, visit the Monument on the self-guided auto tour, or search the Visitor Center for correct answers to questions in the Junior Ranger book. All Junior Ranger work helps you to learn about Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument and how to take care of your National Parks.

Junior Ranger books are available for free at the Hagerman Fossil Beds Visitor Center. Work to earn your badge takes about 1 hour to complete. Be sure to stop by, see the Hagerman Horse and other displays, and become a Junior Ranger!
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The National Paleontology Junior Ranger program is in addition to the Hagerman Junior Ranger.


And you want more, more, more? Here are some ideas for earning more Junior Ranger awards as you discover more, more, and more.
We sometimes have special events where we work on this at Hagerman. Come join us at a star party with the Magic Valley Astronomical Society during their twice a year visits. You can also follow the link, print out your book, and send it to the address on the book to get your patch. In 2019 the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing is being celebrated with a special NASA Junior Ranger book (no badge or patch).
Summer weekend 'porch programs' may feature this program where we work together to earn this special badge. Or follow the link, print out your book, and send it to the address on the book to get your badge.
Other Programs covering more than one specific park: Archaeology, bats, caves, Underground Railroad, wilderness, underwater explorer, and World Heritage are a few of the topics you might explore.

Don't forget other parks that have great paleontological features, such as:

Last updated: September 19, 2019

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Hagerman, ID 83332


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