Head Out on a New Adventure as a Wilderness Explorer at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Just like Russell in Disney/Pixar's UP, young guests at the Animal Kingdom can become a Wilderness Explorer.

The Wilderness Explorer experience gives kids - and grown-ups - the opportunity to discover all the natural surroundings of the Animal Kingdom while working toward earning one or more of the more than 30 badges available.

Guests who want to become a Wilderness Explorer are given an official (and complimentary!) Wilderness Explorer Handbook, and cast members are acting as the Troop Leaders and Badge Guides for the adventures.

Dr. Anne Savage, the Conservation Director for Disney's Animal Programs, provided the content for the animal-themed badges, including badges that help kids learn how to track animals, how to identify animals, and how animals communicate.

Other Wilderness Explorer adventures include examining African culture, exploring dinosaur fossils, and learning about recycling. The Wilderness Explorers experience is geared toward kids ages 7-10, but it's a great way for families to explore the Animal Kingdom and learn more about the animals and their surroundings.

Guests participating in the Wilderness Explorer experience can finish the tasks and adventures at their own speed - there is no time limit. And once a task is completed, guests simply present their results to a cast member and they'll receive a sticker that represents the badge they earned.

The Wilderness Explorers experience is free with a valid admission to the Animal Kingdom.

Story by Traci C., Source

Kristen K. wrote on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 13:11:

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I'm not 7-10, but I really want to do this!

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