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Mount Greylock, Junior Rangers

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until August 25, 2022

FREE Junior Rangers Program taking place at Mount Greylock State Reservation, 30 Rockwell Road in Lanesborough and at three additional state parks in Berkshire County on consecutive Thursdays during July and August. These park programs are designed for children age 8-12 but are open to all ages.

2022 Junior Ranger Schedule
Things to know: Junior Rangers happens rain or shine, so dress appropriately for outdoor activity and the weather, including sturdy footwear. Bring a snack and plenty of water. PLEASE NOTE: PARK LOCATIONS CHANGE WEEKLY! Any additional special information will be listed below in bold italics.

August 11th – LIFE IN A BEAVER POND at Pittsfield State Forest Nature Center. Discover the life of an active beaver pond and become acquainted with many types of plants and animals. Learn how all live together in a pond community as you explore this unique wetland.

August 18th – LETTERBOXING/GEOCACHING! at Clarksburg State Park Nature Center. Go on a hike and learn how to use clues and GPS devices to navigate the trails and find “treasures boxes”. There will be GPS devices on hand but feel free to bring your own GPS devices as supplies are limited.

August 25th – ASK AN EXPERT and GRADUATION at Mt. Greylock State Reservation Visitor Center. A special day to meet different DCR staff members, ask questions and complete your activity guides before our Graduation Celebration! All participants must be present to receive their certificates and patches.

Requirements – The program is free.
• Children must be between the ages 8-12 years old.
• Each of the Seven Sessions will be held on select Thursdays in July and August. All programs will run from 10am-12pm, and will meet at one of the four parks listed, each offering a unique theme and activity. Please see the schedule on the back of this form for more information on dates, times, program themes and descriptions, meeting locations, and contact information.
• Participants must complete a total of 8 activities (6 can be from either the Junior Ranger booklet or any combination of JR sessions, booklet activities, or attending free public interpretive events), in order to receive a Junior Ranger patch and certificate.
• Participants are required to attend a minimum of two park programs (the first and last are mandatory) to qualify for the Junior Ranger patch and certificate.
As always parents or guardians are required to attend all of the Junior Ranger sessions.

Session #1 on July 14th and Session #5 on August 11th will be held at: Pittsfield State Forest
1041 Cascade St., Pittsfield, MA 01201 Phone: (413) 442-8992 – Please call for directions. [email protected]

Session #2 on July 21st and Session #7 on August 25th will be held at: Mount Greylock State Reservation Visitor Center
30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough, MA 01237
Phone: (413) 499-4262 – Please call for directions.
[email protected]

Session #3 on July 28th and Session #6 on August 18th will be held at: Clarksburg State Park Nature Center
1199 Middle Rd, Clarksburg, MA 01247
Phone: (413) 664-8345 – Please call for directions. [email protected]

Session #4 on August 4th will be held at: Natural Bridge State Park Visitor Center
McAuley Road, North Adams, MA 01247
Phone: (413) 663-6392 – Please call for directions.
[email protected]

Massachusetts State Parks
Junior Ranger Program
Department of Conservation & Recreation
Division of State Parks & Recreation


August 18
10:00 am - 12:00 pm