DeKalb County's free Junior Ranger Program is designed for ages 5-12, but is open to anyone interested in learning about and protecting nature.
Who can participate?
- The DeKalb County Junior Ranger program is open to all youth, free of charge. The activities are designed for ages 5-12.
- Complete all twelve activities in the Junior Ranger Activity Journal.
- Activities included in the program are independent and self-paced and include scavenger hunts, leaf rubbings, bird watching, and helping recycle trash found in the woods.
- You can complete the Junior Ranger activites at any DeKalb County Park, another local greenspace, or even your backyard.
- When you are finished, contact a Park Naturalist to take the Junior Ranger Pledge and receive your official Junior Ranger Badge.
Where can I get a Junior Ranger Activity Journal?
- Download a digital copy of the Activity Journal here
- Pick up a copy from a participating DeKalb County Recreation Center :
- Mason Mill (1340 McConnell Dr, Decatur, GA 30033; 404-679-1349)
- Exchange (2771 Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA 30034; 404-687-3430)
- Gresham (3113 Gresham Road, Atlanta, GA 30316; 404-244-4890)
- Redan (1839 Phillips Rd., Lithonia, GA 30058; 770-492-5434)
- Tobie Grant (644 Parkdale Drive, Scottdale, GA 30079; 404-508-7594)