Coming Soon! We're working with our Park Rangers to craft a really cool Junior Ranger Program.
A great way to see Oklahoma's natural world is to visit a state park . If you're unable to travel, this Nature Study Challenge takes you on virtual trips to special places across Oklahoma. Your guides for these virtual trips are Oklahoma State Parks and the Oklahoma Nature Conservancy. The primary source of information for native wildlife is the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. This Nature Study Challenge has two parts; the "Oklahoma Pathfinder" and the "State Park Scientist." You can complete one or both! You'll earn rewards for each part that you complete .
[State Park Scientist](https://d1pk12b7bb81je.cloudfront.net/files/2018_State_Park_Scientist.pdf)
### State Parks Passport Program
The Oklahoma State Parks Passport program was developed to encourage 4th graders to live healthy, get active, and enjoy the beauty of Oklahoma’s 32 great State Parks. Over 17 percent of Oklahoma children are classified as obese and this program works to decrease that number by promoting fun physical activity, park-specific challenges and activities along with other entertaining ways for children to get fit. Follow the link below to download your digital copy of the Passport!
[Oklahoma State Parks Passport](https://issuu.com/otrd/docs/oklahomastateparkspassport)
### Importance of Volunteers
Many programs and services that are currently provided by Oklahoma State Parks could not be possible if not for the generous sharing of time and talents by park volunteers. Oklahoma State Park Volunteers are vital to many environmental education programs, special events, the maintenance of trails and activities that help to conserve and restore natural resources within state parks. Camp hosts are most important to the successful operation of many state park campgrounds. In addition to collecting camping fees, camp hosts are the goodwill ambassadors for this agency. They provide help, assistance and a welcome-greeting to park guests. Volunteers are most important state park partners. Oklahoma State Parks are deeply indebted to its volunteers.