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For Kids

Become a Junior Ranger

If yoOracle State Park Jr. Ranger logou're between ages 6–12, you can become a Junior Ranger at Oracle State 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

Wildlife Word search: All of these animals call Oracle State Park home. See if you can spot these animals in the word search puzzle and at the park! Words can be across (forward or backward) or up and down. Once you are done, place the unused letters in the blank spaces below to discover Rocky Ringtail’s secret message!

Download 1-Page Activity Sheet

Pledge & Button

Junior Ranger Button featuring Rocky RingtailJunior Ranger 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.

Outdoor Classroom

Kids, and their capacity to learn, is only surpassed by their desire to do so. When children are exposed to the natural world, everything is so fresh, so new, that they become immersed in the present moment and take in as much as they can. What may seem like “old news” to adults, is exciting and new to children. The southern Arizona desert is full of exciting surprises that children can experience right here at Oracle State Park. Parents will have a good time too…

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