Junior Paleontologist Program

National Park Service

The Junior Paleontologist Program is a part of the National Park Service Junior Ranger Program. The goal of the Junior Ranger Program is to connect young people to their national parks through a variety of in-park activities that are designed to introduce them to the national park system and cultivate future generations of park stewards. Programs range from simple scavenger hunts for younger children, to multi-day ranger-led activities. Over 200 National Park Service areas currently have Junior Ranger programs. To learn more about NPS Junior Ranger programs, visit http://www.nps.gov/kids/jrRangers.cfm. The NPS WebRanger program is an online Junior Ranger program. Learn more about National Park Service kids programs at http://www.nps.gov/kids/index.cfm.

There is a Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet that can be downloaded at low resolution and high resolution.

Learn more at https://www.nps.gov/subjects/fossils/junior-paleontologist.htm.