Junior Rangers

Children viewing Observation Pond through Bird Blind

Thank you for your interest in Junior Rangers! We hope to offer the program for mid-schoolers again next summer. Please check this webpage in March or April 2023 for more information. 

At the age when 21st century kids seem most engaged with social media, Junior Rangers can help them see the value in engaging with the outdoors. For kids who love nature and parents who would love them to have more time in the great outdoors, the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park’s Junior Ranger Program provides a terrific summer experience. The Junior Ranger Program is a week-long summer day camp for youth ages 11-14 which runs 9-1 daily.

  • Hike and discover the bosque habitat
  • Meet new friends
  • Have fun with science and art activities
  • Keep a nature journal
  • Learn about natural resource careers
  • Conduct science experiments

Call (505) 344-7240, or e-mail karen.herzenberg@state.nm.us for more information.