Rockfish Ranger

smokey_birdsWelcome to the Rockfish Rangers! Below are some frequently asked questions about this exciting new program.

What is a Rockfish Ranger?

The Rockfish Ranger program was created by RVF in January 2014…

Can I become a Rockfish Ranger?

Yes! Anyone can become a Rockfish Ranger by fulfilling one of these requirements:

1. Attend one of our fun events.

2. Walk one of our exciting trails.

3. Visit Camp Rockfish and our Biodiversity Exhibit at our Natural History Center.

Once you have completed one or more of these assignments, you may come to our Natural History Center to pick up your honorary Rockfish Ranger wristband.

What can I do now that I’m a Rockfish Ranger?

Besides boasting to all of your friends, there are plenty of activities to do outside or online:


Visit our new KIP TRACK Trail!

Join us April 5th for the opening of our new exhibit on Biodiversity at our Natural History Center in Nellysford.

Come join us for the Kite Festival on April 13.


Do you like fun web games? Well, here we have collected some of the best internet activities sponsored by some familiar Federal Agencies. Visit the sites below to start a learning adventure!

WebRangers – National Park Service (NPS)

Climate Kids – National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Kids’ Pages – National Institutes of Health (NIH)

BeachKids – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Energy Kids – Energy Information Administration (EIA)


Ranger Wall

2014 – We inducted over 250 children (and some adults) at this year’s Kid*Vention in Charlottesville. If you are a Rockfish Ranger and would like to have your name listed on this page, please email you first name, age, and town where you live to


*This page is currently under development. Come back soon for more updates!*