Gulf State Park Junior Ranger Program
Weekly from June 8th to July 27th (Excluding July 6th)
For Girls and Boys Ages 11 to 14.
Cost is $5 per class
Every participant must be accompanied by an adult.
Participants must attend five of the seven sessions to receive their Junior Rangers Patch.
Please call the Nature Center to reserve a spot-
(251) 948-7275 ext. 2114
9:00AM – 11:00AM - CAMPING 101 – Participants will learn the basics of camping including setting up a tent, building a fire, and other fun activities, including Geocaching. This session will be held at the Gulf State Park Education Center.
9:00AM – 10:00AM - SEA TURTLES – Participants will learn about the amazing sea turtles that live in the Gulf. They will search for a mock turtle nest on the beach and how the nests are monitored to protect the hatchlings as they begin their life journey. This session will be held at the Gulf State Park Pavilion.
9:00AM – 10:00AM - BIRDS OF PREY – Participants will learn about feathered raptors that they can find in Alabama. From the petite Screech Owl to the large Great Horned Owl to the speedy Red-Tailed Hawk, they will see live birds and learn about their amazing abilities. This session will be held at the Gulf State Park Education Center.
9:00AM – 11:00AM - FISHING – Participants will learn the basics of fishing including rigging a fishing rod and baiting a hook. This session will be held at the Gulf Shores Marine Resources Complex.
9:00AM – 11:00AM – BUGS AND INSECTS – Participants will learn about the creepy crawlies that live in Gulf State Park and join in the hunt for some of the unusual inhabitants to our park. This session will be held at the Gulf State Park Education Center.
9:00AM – 11:00AM – SEINING – Participants will learn about the animals and plants that live in the lakes found in Gulf State Park. After the exciting activities of seining in in the lake, they will enjoy a lunch of hotdogs and chips at the picnic pavilion. This session will be held at Lake Shelby.
7:00PM – 9:00PM – Frogs and Toads – Participants will learn about the differences between frogs and toads. They will then use their sense of hearing, seeing and feeling to learn about these amphibians in their natural environment. This session will be held at the Gulf State Park Education Center and then the Golf Course.