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A Day in the Life of a Park Ranger on World Ranger Day!

What's it like to be Park Ranger?

We asked and this is what a few Rangers shared with us:

7:00 a.m.: Eat Breakfast

8:00 a.m.: Walk the park and visit park “grounds”

9:00 a.m.: Greet park visitors and answer any questions

10:00 a.m.: Give a tour or a talk about the park

10:30 a.m.: Make sure other park friends are supported throughout the busy day

Noon: Break for lunch

12: 30 p.m.: Team meeting: discuss how to improve the conservation efforts of a park

1:30 p.m.: Lead a wellness hike

2:30 p.m.: Help a visitor who wandered off the trail

4:30 p.m.: Visit the Visitor Center to see how it’s going

5:30 p.m. Prepare for the next day

A Day in the Life of a Park Ranger at Home

How is a Park Ranger’s schedule different on days at home? That depends! Try making a schedule for your Junior Park Ranger. Here are some ideas for how to spend your day:

  1. Go for a walk in your neighborhood

  2. Lie on the ground in your backyard to see what you see and hear when

  3. Observe some insects—you could even try following them to see where they go

  4. Figure out what trees grow near your house

  5. Write down what you would say if you were giving someone a tour of the place where you live

  6. Think of a project you could do to improve your yard or neighborhood for wildlife

  7. Draw something you see outside your window

Now that you have an outline of your day, grab your journal and jot down your Junior Park Ranger Schedule.. As you read through your schedule, you’ll find more possibilities and ideas. Every day can be different. Just follow the schedule below and you will be on your way!

7:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.:

10:00 a.m.

10:30 a.m.


12: 30 p.m.

1:30 p.m.:

2:30 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

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