Does your family enjoy visiting National Parks? Many fun adventures can be had in the vast variety of parks available to visit in our country. We enjoyed experiences as a family and on homeschool field trips at National Parks. The amount of fun-learning is enormous.
My children loved the free programs offered and loved participating in the Junior Ranger program. Although we didn’t follow the ranger program in a formal way, I know the children learned a lot. The Junior Ranger program offers homeschool families a great deal of educational experiences.
If you visit the Kids in Parks page, you’ll see links and information about the various programs. There is a Junior Ranger program and an online program. If you have a 4th grader, they can print out a free pass. The free days at National Parks are: 1/16, 2/20, 4/15, 4/16, 4/22, 4/23, 8/25, 9/30, 11/11, and 11/12.
Homeschool teachers can find a huge amount of resources to help plan a unit study, or just to prepare for the visit to a national park. The Junior Ranger program offers booklets for the kids and guides for the teachers. You can download them online, as well as a certificate for completing many great learning activities. Children love having their own Junior Ranger booklets to keep track of their own personal projects.
If you have had fun adventures in National Parks, I would love to hear about it. I hope you’ll take advantage of the free information online to help you explore any of the National Parks that you visit.
@2017, copyright Lisa Ehrman