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Mahalo Monday: Congratulations Junior Rangers!

April 27, 2015

Mahalo to all families and keiki who joined Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park on April 18 for Junior Ranger Day and International Day on Monuments and Sites!

SCA intern Christa and Ranger Jessica pose with Junior Ranger Keahi. (NPS photo/C.Sadler)

SCA intern Christa and Ranger Jessica pose with Junior Ranger Keahi. (NPS photo/C.Sadler)

Junior Rangers proudly display their Junior Ranger Day certificates with Ranger Jessica. (NPS photo/C. Sadler)

Junior Rangers proudly display their Junior Ranger Day certificates with Ranger Jessica. (NPS photo/C. Sadler)

Ranger Jessica and Student Conservation Association intern Christa swore in over 50 new Junior Rangers on Junior Ranger Day to kick off National Park Week. Keiki from all over the world completed an interactive junior ranger handbook and earned a Junior Ranger badge, a Junior Ranger Day certificate, and were sworn in as a National Park Junior Ranger.

Junior Rangers wear their new badges in front of Jaggar Museum on Junior Ranger Day. (NPS photo/C. Sadler)

Junior Rangers wear their new badges in front of Jaggar Museum on Junior Ranger Day. (NPS photo/C. Sadler)

Family stands in front of Halema'uma'u after being sworn in as Junior Rangers. (NPS photo/C. Sadler)

Family stands in front of Halema’uma’u after being sworn in as Junior Rangers. (NPS photo/C. Sadler)

“Our Junior Ranger programs are a perfect way for families to discover their World Heritage Site and national park together,” said Park Superintendent Cindy Orlando. “As the park approaches its centennial anniversary in 2016, our most important goal is to connect with and create the next generation of park visitors, supporters, and advocates. Every keiki who becomes a junior ranger helps ensure the future of their national parks, which serve as the model for heritage sites worldwide,” she said.

 

 

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