Mohonk Preserve launched our Junior Ranger program, providing an opportunity for teens ages 13-16 to learn the skills and gain the knowledge needed to pursue a career as a ranger or naturalist. Participants develop skills in rock climbing and backcountry navigation, as well as in teambuilding and leadership. The program culminates in the Adirondacks, where the rangers-to-be apply their newly acquired skills.
Photo: Anna Harrod, Mohonk Preserve Education Coordinator for Public & Youth Programs, teaches the Junior Rangers wayfinding skills. Photo by Gerald Liddelow