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Juniors must complete six requirements, including the two starred.
1. Talk to a Park Ranger about his or her job. Interview one or two park rangers.
*2. Complete a scavanger hunt about the 11 habitat exhibits at the Sugarlands Visitor Center
*3. Attend a ranger-led walk and obtain thee ranger's signature. A sheet will be provided at Sugarlands Visitor Center. The theme could be a cultural one (i.e. tour Cable Mills) or a nation one (i.e. hit to Laurel Falls).
4.. Walk two of the 11 self-guiding nature trails in the park using the nature trail leaflets available at each trailhead. Self-guiding trails are shown on the map.
5. Attend a campfire program during an overnight stay at the park. These are held at several locations in the park. See the park newspaper "Smokies Guide," for details (available at the visitor center.
6. Learn which plants and animals in the park were used b the Cherokee and early settlers. Find out how the obtained, prepared and served their food.
7. Define the Great Smokey Mountain National Park's purpose.
8. Get a bird, mammal and plant checklist, which is available through your park ranger, and identify three species of birds, three species of mammals, and five species of plants. Remember that you can hear an animal as well as see it, or even simply see its tracks to identify the species.
9. Find out about some of the environmental problems that face the Smokies (review "Smokies Guide" or discuss it with your ranger). Choose one issue and write a letter to the newspaper about your concerns.