You can help children explore, learn about, and protect our national parks. Western National Parks Association (WNPA) supports a variety of youth education programs delivered by our 71 partner parks. Programs like Junior Ranger introduce the next generation of advocates to our parks.

In 2018, WNPA will celebrate our 80th anniversary. Our goal is to raise $80,000 to help 80,000 kids become Junior Rangers. Together, we can provide our parks with more resources to make sure kids from all backgrounds have the chance to visit and connect with the parks.

 “I like earning rewards by doing all that hard but mostly fun stuff.”

                                                                                                 -David, Junior Ranger

Through Junior Ranger, kids complete a variety of park-specific activities, such as seek and find games, identifying plants and animals, or watching the recent solar eclipse. When they are finished, they are sworn in by National Park Service rangers and earn a Junior Ranger badge and certificate. Parks use funding from WNPA to purchase badges and certificates, provide activities, and design and print Junior Ranger booklets.

Your support strengthens Junior Ranger programs and our parks. Please consider making a tax-deductible year-end gift today. Help make caring for our parks a priority for everyone!