Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge Junior Ranger Program

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Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge Junior Ranger Program

Earn one of three junior ranger badges by completing the level of engagement that you choose.  Meet Rachel Carson, walk the trail through the forest, past the saltmarsh and end at the sea.  Explore animal tracks and bird calls as well as the Junior Duck Stamp Program. Bring your book to the visitor center where a ranger will issue you a badge. 

Completa a programa do junior ranger e ganha até três distintivos. Conhece a Rachel Carson e caminha pela trilha, florestas, e pântanos salgados ao lado do mar. Explora os pegadas de animais, ouve os cantos de passaros, e curtir a programa de Junior Ranger Duck Stamp. Vá para centro de visitantes com seu livro e entrega para Ranger para receber seu distinitivo.

Rachel Carson NWR wooden Junior Ranger Badges featuring images of Saltmarsh Sparrow, Piping Plover and New England cotontail
Rebekah Lowell
Kristen Hung
Nina Silva
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Little River at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1966 in cooperation with the State of Maine to protect valuable salt marshes and estuaries for migratory birds. Located along 50 miles of coastline in York and Cumberland counties, the refuge consists of 11 divisions between Kittery and Cape...
A bright blue sky obstructed by fluffy white clouds reflected off of a stream shot from inside a kayak
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages an unparalleled network of public lands and waters called the National Wildlife Refuge System. With more than 570 refuges spanning the country, this system protects iconic species and provides some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities on Earth.
Brown and gray rabbit hides in the grass

The New England cottontail (Sylvilagus transitionalis) is a medium-large sized cottontail rabbit that may reach 1,000 grams (2.2 pounds) in weight. Sometimes called the gray rabbit, brush rabbit, wood hare or cooney, it can usually be distinguished from the sympatric eastern cottontail and...

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Grey, white and black bird on sand in the foreground

Size: 18 cm (7.25 in) in length. Color: Breeding season: Pale brown above, lighter below; black band across forehead; bill orange with black tip; legs orange; white rump. Male: Complete or incomplete black band encircles the body at the breast. Female: Paler head band; incomplete breast band....

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