Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park For Kids

Sequoia For Youth NPS In summer, there are ranger-led field trips for the entire family that kids can enjoy. There may be special walks just for kids, too. Check the free park newspaper and join us!

For Kids and Teachers:

Sequoia Seeds: a great newspaper for kids - Read all about trees, animals, caves, fire, people of the past, and park rangers. Click "more" below to see a copy (NOTE: The file is in Adobe Acrobat, which you can download from that page). Teachers - Click "more" below to download the entire "Sequoia Seeds" newspaper for your students and to learn about educational opportunities for classes in the park.

Junior Ranger Program

Kids of any age can participate in this program! If you are 5-8 years old, you can earn the Jay Award. Those 9-12 work for the Raven Award. Are you 13-103? You can earn the Senior Patch. To get started, purchase a Junior Ranger booklet at any visitor center. Follow the instructions and have fun! To learn about parks all over the country, try becoming a WebRanger! Click "more" below to discover a national, web-based Junior Ranger Program.

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