Alice Springs Junior Ranger program a big success
Over nine weeks, 25 Territory kids completed the Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture’s Junior Ranger program in Alice Springs with activities including hiking, plant propagation, reptile handling, water bug collection and identification, nature journaling and birdwatching.
The Junior Rangers discovered more about the role of Rangers in the NT and learned about firefighting equipment, threatened species and how to identify pest plants and animals.
The Junior Rangers honed their observation skills by searching for tracks and traces of animals and investigated everything from termites to bowerbird nests to threatened species of land snails.
Junior Rangers is a free program for nine to 12 year olds, run by the Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture’s Parks, Wildlife and Heritage Division in Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs. It aims to increase knowledge of our natural world and appreciation of the outdoors by exploring local parks and reserves.