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Songs for Junior Rangers

by Various Artists

Get excited about our national parks and preservation with this 20 song album produced by the National Park Service for kids and families. It is a diverse album both in topic and style. Everything from a polka about a revolutionary war hero to a hip hop song about elk. The album features some well known kids' artists such as Trout Fishing in America, Johnette Downing and Aaron Nigel Smith. It also features other professional musicians such as the acapella group Committed (NBC Sing-Off Winners) and one of the Irish Tenors, Daryl Simpson.
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1. Humps, Hooves, and Horns Bruce Barnes
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2. Explore, Learn, and Protect (feat. Omagh Community Youth Choir) Jeff Wolin
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3:28 $0.99
3. La Gran Garza Azul Kristina Morales
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3:47 $0.99
4. Four Presidents Johnette Downing
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2:27 $0.99
5. Spelunca Funka Dee Dee Graves
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6. Run Fish Run Aaron Nigel Smith & Aya World Productions
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2:37 $0.99
7. Down On the Mall Committed
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8. New Orleans Jazz Bruce Barnes
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9. Wapiti Hoppity Youth Ambassador Program
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10. Beach Party At High Altitude Jeff Wolin
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11. Thaddeus Kosciuszko Polka Trout Fishing in America
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12. Junior Ranger Kirshel Augustine
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13. Skyscraper Plants Stephen Dale
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14. Let's Move Outside Erica Falls
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15. New Bedford Whaling (feat. Daryl Simpson & Omagh Choir) Ceol Ceili
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16. Arm's Up (feat. Kristina Morales) Russell Thomas
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17. Frozen Bulldozin' Erica Falls
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18. The Airmen of Tuskegee Bruce Barnes
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19. Turtle Up, Turtle Down Jeff Wolin
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20. National Fossil Day Jeff Wolin
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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"Songs for Junior Rangers" is a 20 song CD produced by the National Park Service for kids and families. It is a diverse album both in topic and style. Everything from a polka about a revolutionary war hero to a hip hop song about elk.

The album features some well known kids' artists such as Trout Fishing in America, Johnette Downing and Aaron Nigel Smith. It also features other professional musicians such as the acapella group Committed (NBC Sing-Off Winners) and one of the Irish Tenors, Daryl Simpson.

Many youth are also on the album including young Navajo singer/songwriter Krishel Augustine , a teen hip hop group from New Bedford Massachusetts, and the Omagh Community Youth Choir.

The album was produced to help connect our future generations with our national parks. Proceeds from the album go to the Junior Ranger program of the National Park Service.


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steven

Great songs about National Parks
These are great upbeat songs that will get you dancing outside to explore our nations treasures.

Matt Hampsey

Songs for Junior Rangers Review by Gretchen Bonfert
Warning: this CD may cause singing, dancing, and learning. For kids and fun-loving adults, the National Park Service’s audio CD, Songs for Junior Rangers, is perfect for travel and exploration--both real and imagined. Whether listening to it in a kitchen, a car, or a classroom, this product is a complete package with 20 songs, lyrics booklet, and map of the U.S.

It offers all new music that engages and entertains with clever, witty, and fact-packed verses. Upbeat songs highlight features of 35 national parks through music: salsa, funk, reggae, blues, disco, calypso, hip-hop, folk, jazz, limbo, polka, and more.

This amazing diversity of musical styles is matched by the diversity of information presented. In an hour, you can learn Spanish and Navajo, botany and wildlife ecology, and which parks honor profound contributions made to the U.S. by the Tuskegee Airmen, Martin Luther King, and a Polish patriot.

In addition to spurring interest in visiting national parks, this CD could be useful in formal and non-formal programming for youth in music appreciation, geography, history, and the sciences. Produced by the New Orleans National Jazz Historic Park, the performing artists on the CD also hail from across the country and include Jeff Wolin--a very talented lyricist/composer and park ranger in Colorado.

--Gretchen Bonfert (January 14, 2013)