Junior Ranger Program

Become a Junior Ranger!

Youth ages 9-11 are invited to explore wildlife, learn about native plant habitats, and discover the stories of people who lived here long ago.  Hands-on activities will teach participants about the wonders of nature, ways to protect our parks, and careers in County Parks. Staff-led Junior Ranger programs will take place at Mt. Madonna, Coyote Lake, and other county parks throughout the summer. For a list of upcoming program dates and locations, visit our Events Calendar and check back here for updates after June 1st. 

Questions? Email [email protected]

Junior Rangers completing activity booklets

What are people saying about this program?

“In the junior ranger program, I felt like I was with everyone else, and not alone.  I was happy being with new friends and with nature.  My life changed through the course of the program.  It made me feel like I was more involved.  When I wasn’t doing anything I felt lazy, tired and bored. And now I feel energetic and amazing.  The program helped me so much.” – 2017 Junior Ranger

“I wanted you to know what a life changing experience Jr Rangers has been for my son and how he is carrying those experiences forward with him.  Ranger Mike and the Jr Ranger program has made such a positive impact in my son’s and our family’s life, enriching it beyond expectations.” – 2017 Junior Ranger Parent



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