No family trip would be complete without park rangers. In Humboldt, children can work with them to learn about the natural sciences and earn ranger badges.
Before visiting Redwood National and State Parks, download and print a junior ranger booklet. Children complete the activities while exploring the parks, turn in completed booklets at any visitor center and get a free badge. Details here.
CV19 NOTE: While Humboldt remains one of the California counties least affected by the coronavirus, the park visitors facilities may be closed or restricted. Check directly with them for their current status. They will not be able to mail out junior ranger badges, but the materials remain available online.
Also, park rangers have developed a series of educational videos and classroom guides which can help families prepare for trips to the parks, or serve as standalone lessons for young homeschoolers More here.