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The Bronze Roadrunner

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The roadrunner symbolizes good luck.

Some may only know roadrunners as a speedy Looney Tune, but this clever ground-dwelling bird is a common sight in the southwest U.S., found in places like Big Bend National Park, Saguaro National Park, and Death Valley National Park. They’re naturally inquisitive, quarrelsome, funny, playful, caring, and—most impressively—fearless.

By opting in to the $5 Bronze Roadrunner Patron level, you can wish us “good luck” by supporting our mission and helping it to continue to grow, as we work to celebrate and support our national parks. Plus, we will add you to our monthly digital postcard.
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The Silver Wolf

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The wolf is a symbol of loyalty and spirit.

As visitors to Yellowstone National Park or Isle Royale National Park may be able to attest, wolves have the incredible ability to make quick and firm emotional attachments, often relying on their own instincts. Thus, these majestic canines inspire us by teaching us to do the same; to trust our hearts and minds, and have control over our own lives.

By opting in to the $8 Silver Wolf Patron level, you receive all the exclusive podcast bonus content like "Hello Ranger Happy Hour," "Traveling Eats," #FindYourThemeParks, and more fun episodes produced just for you. Plus we'll send you a Hello Ranger sticker!
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The Golden Dolphin

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The dolphin represents balance and harmony.

One of the most beloved animals on Earth, as seen in places like Biscayne National Park, Channel Islands National Park, and National Park of American Samoa, the dolphin represents balance and harmony because they are so deeply in-tune with their instincts and intelligence. They have an adorably playful nature, reminding us to approach life with a sense of joy and humor. Doing so helps us create more inner balance and harmony for ourselves, and in our parks.

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-By opting in to the $15 Golden Dolphin Patron level, you’ll get access to Hello Ranger’s Social Media App, once launched, and retain access with your continued support of this level.

-You’ll also help provide access to individuals who can’t afford the app.

-Photo journals accompanying each main episode, with extra content sent directly to your inbox.

-With each "Traveling Eats" episode, Matt will send out a "NPS Dinner Party" recipe, inspired by that week's featured park. It might be a dish, a drink, a dessert, or whatever else tickles his fancy. And sometimes more than one! This way you can eat and drink along with us.

-In-depth written guides to national parks and national park sites sent to you periodically (usually a few times a month), providing insight on everything from history and travel recommendations to what to see and do when visiting.
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Hello Ranger is a National Park Community social application, podcast, and blog, with the overarching goal of showcasing a kaleidoscope of communities within the national parks, and how these places unite us together. We are families, van-lifers, full-timers, retired travelers, educators, artists, diverse groups, solo travelers, couples, pet-owners, and so much more, all with a shared love of national parks. Together, we are “United by Nature.”

Hello Ranger‘s vision is to connect, enhance, and organize the national parks experience, all while striving to protect, preserve, and share the good these places create in the world.
Hello Ranger is committed to giving a minimum of 20% of its profits to different charities that protect and preserve the national parks we love and cherish, or to initiatives to connect people to our national parks and make them more accessible. This commitment is something all of us care about, and that’s why we are all in this together as the Hello Ranger Community.


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We are working towards making the outdoors more accessible to others. When we reach this goal we will be able to hire 2-3 ASL interrupters (depending if we have guests we will need more interrupters) to sign the episodes so deaf and hearing impaired individuals do not need to read the context of the show and they can watch it. This is just our first step to making the Hello Ranger and National Parks more accessible to our friends.
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