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Junior Ranger Night Explorers

Junior Ranger Night Explorer Patch

The National Park Service has developed a Junior Ranger Night Explorer program, encouraging young park visitors to explore the dark side of their national parks.

Children can learn how to find the North Star, write their own creative mythology about the constellations, track the phases of the moon, learn about stars and galaxies, and use all their senses to explore the night environment at a national park.

An explorer's activity guide is free and available in a number of national parks.

Last Updated: April 19, 2012