Other Resources

  • BatsLIVE: A collection of resources to learn about bats including, lesson plans, activities, and BatTrunk available for check out
  • Every Kid Outdoors- 4th Grade Pass: All 4th graders receive a FREE America the Beautiful pass voucher that grants them and their families fee-free access to national public lands and waters.  Follow the link to print the voucher and fill it out. Once filled out take it a National Park or U.S. Forest Service Visitor Center or District office and get your pass!
  • Kids In Parks: Offers an expanding network of family-friendly outdoor adventures called TRACK Trails. Each TRACK Trail features self-guided brochures and signs that turn your visit into a fun and exciting outdoors experience. There are 29 Track Trails in South Dakota and the Black Hills region including Custer State Park and Black Hills National Forest.
  • National Symbols Cache for the U.S. Forest Service:  Includes lessons and activities for Smokey Bear, Woodsy Owl, Fire Education, and Jr. Ranger Activities
  • WoLakota Project: A collaboration between the South Dakota Dept of Education and Technology & Innovation in Education to provide resources for educators to better implement Oceti Sakowin Essential Understanding and Standards.

Jr. Ranger Programs: