Junior Rangers 

The Junior Ranger Series is one component of our programs for young people between the ages of 10 and 16. Junior Ranger programs are designed to encourage developing minds to appreciate and protect the nature around them.  Part of this learning process is simply participating in fun outdoor activities like camping and hiking through the woods.  Others are focused on learning survival skills like archery and shelter building, while still others teach about the environment and the animals we share the world with.
 
Appreciation of our natural world begins at a young age, but it can’t be fully realized with just one or two programs.  That is why we have expanded the number of programs offered in the Junior Ranger series in the hopes that the young children who participate in our early programs continue along the path towards land stewardship, their desire to preserve and protect the land will grow.

For more information, contact Melinda Whicher, Kings Landing Park Manager, at whichemt@co.cal.md.us.

Check out our other programs for 10-17 year olds, including volunteer opportunities


Calvert Nature Society will provide three milestones within the Junior Ranger age group to encourage participation in these programs:

Attend 5 programs with the JR logo (or JRC in title):

  • Receive a Certificate for hours of learning and service to Calvert County Natural Resources
  • Receive an official Junior Rangers bandana

Attend 10 programs with the JR logo (or JRC in title):

  • Receive a Certificate for hours of learning and service to Calvert County Natural Resources
  • Receive an official Junior Rangers water bottle

Attend 15 programs with the JR logo (or JRC in title):

  • Receive a Certificate for Hours of learning and service to Calvert County Natural Resources
  • Receive an official Junior Rangers backpack
  • Receive an official Calvert County Natural Resources patch

Please note that this new "milestone" incentive begins in 2014. If you have participated in past Junior Rangers programs, you can receive a certificate for your participation.

Junior Ranger Series

04/13/2017 10:00 AM • Flag Ponds Nature Park
04/14/2017 10:00 AM • Kings Landing Park
04/18/2017 10:00 AM • Kings Landing Park
07/22/2017 12:30 PM • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick

Check out a great web site from the National Park Service: WebRangers. The overall goal of the WebRangers program is to expand the community of young people and their parents who understand the values and meanings inherent in the National Park System, and who act locally to conserve them.


Calvert Nature Society is dedicated to the protection and preservation of Calvert County’s natural heritage and the creation of an environmentally literate and aware community. We provide opportunities for appreciation and understanding of our natural world through our outreach initiatives and in support of the mission of the Calvert County Natural Resources Division.  The Society is a 501(c)3 organization.

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Mailing address: PO Box 122, Port Republic, MD 20676. info@calvertparks.org
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