Junior Rangers Program
Where to Become a Junior Ranger – Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail (U.S. National Park Service)
The Lewis and Clark Trail Junior Ranger program is available at more than 30 locations in 13 states across the country. Kids, families, and the young at heart can pick up a free Lewis and Clark Trail Junior Ranger activity booklet and earn a Junior Ranger badge at participating locations.
“This program tells an inclusive history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, beginning with tribal homelands and highlighting the diverse backgrounds of the expedition members,” said Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Superintendent Mark Weekley. “We’ve developed innovative, multimedia elements to make the program more engaging and accessible for all.” Read-along videos are available online so participants can hear the activities narrated and audio-described. This feature is particularly helpful for participants or guardians with low or no vision. Another online feature allows kids to hear names of plants and animals in a few of the many Indigenous languages spoken along the Lewis and Clark Trail. Families can access the Native Names of the Trail webpage to hear Arikara, Nimipuutímt (Nez Perce), Chinuk Wawa, Shoshoni, Lakota Sioux, and Myaamiaataweenki (Miami-Illinois).
Kids can also become a Junior Ranger from home by visiting the Lewis and Clark Trail Junior Ranger Online page and completing interactive activities. Find more information on the Lewis and Clark Trail Junior Ranger Program and find more kids activities by visiting the Lewis and Clark Trail’s Kids & Youth page.