Larimer County Natural Resources’ Junior Ranger Guide teaches kids how to care for nature

Help your children get into nature with Larimer County Natural Resources’ new Junior Ranger Guide.

The 20-page activity guide aims to connect kids ages 7-12 to the amazing parks and open spaces in Larimer County, teaching them how to enjoy and care for the plants, animals and ecosystems. Activities include learning how to use a map, attending guided hikes and programs, interviewing a ranger and much more.

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If kids complete five or more activities by the end of the summer, they’ll be entered into a drawing to win a kids’ backpack from REI in Fort Collins. All children receive a Junior Ranger badge upon completing five activities.

For information or to obtain a copy of the guide, stop by the Larimer County Natural Resources office at 1800 S. County Road 31 in Loveland, contact Education Program Coordinator Heather Young at or 970-619-4489, or visit