National parks offer Junior Ranger programs in Hawaii

World World II Valor in the Pacific National Monument at Pearl Harbor
(Oahu), Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii Island), and Haleakala
National Park (Maui) are three iconic must-see attractions on any family
vacation to the Hawaiian Islands.

But let’s face it, any discerning
parent knows that your kids’ idea of a fun vacation doesn’t involve a
history or geography lesson. Before you opt out of these national
historic sites in favor of spending all day at the pool, convince the
kids that learning can also be fun with these Junior Ranger programs
offered at each park.

Upon completion of a series of designated
activities for each location, your child will receive a Junior Ranger
badge as a memento of his or her visit.

  • World War II Valor in the Pacific (Oahu) – Embrace
    one of the nation’s most significant events in history with two
    activities, the Keiki Ranger Activity Book (ages 3-6 years) and the
    Junior Ranger Scavenger Hunt (ages 7-12 years) in remembrance of
    December 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    http://www.nps.gov/valr/forkids/index.htmc

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii Island) –
    Follow along with the Junior Ranger Adventure Book to explore the hidden
    echo caves and learn about the mythical Hawaiian goddess Pele who is
    said to force between Kilauea’s eruption. HVNP celebrates its 25th
    anniversary this year as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    http://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/jrranger.htm

  • Haleakala National Park (Maui) – Embark on a ranger hike to discover more about the Apapane (Hawaiian honeycreeper) and Nene
    (Hawaiian goose) and other native birds, insects, and fish that are
    found at this national park on a ranger adventure.

    http://www.nps.gov/hale/planyourvisit/justforkids.htm

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