Today is National Kids to Parks Day


What better way to get ready for summer break than getting kids to parks, and getting them interested in visiting more parks?
Today, Saturday May 18, is a good day to bring the whole family to Bandelier National Monument to become Junior Rangers. Most National Parks participate in the Junior Ranger Program, which is a fun way to learn about parks, and to get rewarded for your efforts by earning a Junior Ranger patch.
At Bandelier Visitor Center, workbooks with some fun, fairly easy activities are available to complete during your visit. When you are ready to leave, bring completed workbooks to the Visitor Center and earn your patch. Bandelier has workbooks and patches for several age groups, including adults! The Junior Ranger workbooks and patches are free.
If you are staying at home this weekend, kids can still explore many National Parks and become Web Rangers on the internet. Go to and start exploring now!
For more information about the Junior Ranger Program, please call the Visitor Center at 505-672-3861, ext 517. For More information about Bandelier National Monument and to keep up with our news, “like” BandelierNPS on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. Visit Bandelier’s home on the web at
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