Become a Junior Ranger
If you're between ages 6–12, you can become a Junior Ranger at Jerome State Historic Park! Pledge to do your part to help preserve the beauty of the park for everyone to enjoy!
On this page, you can download a Junior Ranger activity for this park that you can complete on your own. It's just one of the fun activities you can do to become a Junior Ranger. After you complete it, bring it with you to the park and you're on your way to becoming a Junior Ranger.
When you visit the park ask for a full Junior Ranger booklet at the Visitor Center, Ranger Station or office. Complete the activities during your visit and then bring it to a Park Ranger for review. When a Park Ranger approves your work you'll be asked to take the Junior Ranger Pledge and get sworn in as our newest Junior Ranger. You'll also be given a Junior Ranger Button. We hope to see you at the park!
Activity Sheet Summary
Minerals All Around You: Everything we have comes from the Earth. If it is not a plant or animal, it’s a mineral. We get minerals from the Earth by mining. Jerome was a mining town. The safe mining of minerals is very important to our way of life. Minerals from the ground are used to make many of the products we use every day. Let’s look at a backpack. Can you name what minerals you are using when you prepare for a hike? Put the numbers of the minerals on the line with the items in the backpack. Some products use many different minerals, like the flashlight. Sometimes products can be made from different materials. Is it a metal mirror or a glass one? What would you carry? You decide.
Pledge & Button
Junior Ranger Pledge: “As an Arizona State Parks Junior Ranger, I pledge to help the park rangers protect and preserve habitat, wildlife, and help keep the park clean and safe for visitors and wildlife.”
Remember, you can become a Junior Ranger at nearly all Arizona State Parks. So explore our website and visit the FOR KIDS page for each park for more activities.
Junior Ranger Button: Show everyone that you're a Junior Ranger! After you complete your activities and take the Junior Ranger Pledge you'll receive a Junior Ranger Button. You can pin it to your pack, put it on a bulletin board, or proudly wear it. Check out the button for this park in the picture.