While at the sand dunes with our Egypt Camp we learned about the Junior Ranger Program that the National Parks have. I'd never heard of it before but we stumbled upon Junior Ranger Day. A special day at the sand dunes where kids could earn a Junior Ranger patch for completing certain activities. At first I wasn't too thrilled about trying to do that and Egypt Camp (Steve was gone sand-boarding and I had to manage it all) but eventually the call of the rangers was just too enticing :). We got a little form and started completing the activities. The boys learned a ton and had a fantastic time doing the activities. They worked with rangers to learn about the surge of the water and how/why it happens by the sand dunes. They also learned about 3 types of beetles that are common on the sand dunes: the circus beetle, the tiger beetle and the cricket.