Bush Rangers


  

The Bush Rangers Program is a Cadet Program hosted through the Department of Parks and Wildlife, and is available to the High School students. 

 

 

The aims of a Cadet Program are as follows:

  • encourages young people to join a community based program
  • projects a positive image of young people
  • provides opportunities for physical, intellectual and social development
  • provides structured leadership, initiative and teamwork training
  • encourages community service
  • complements existing formal education and training programs.

 

The Bush Rangers Program in particular, supports young people taking an active role in the conservation of our natural environment.

 

 

Some activities conducted in 2018 were:

  • Learning about marine debris and its effect on the marine environment
  • Studying local threatened marine species and then conducted a marine debris clean up along front beach
  • How to navigate using a compass, map and hand held GPS
  • Various navigation and orienteering exercises
  • Group mountain bike rides
  • Fishing at 4 Mile Creek
  • Completion of the school native garden
  • Flat Back Turtle monitoring at Thevenard Island with Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

 

 

 

In 2019 we have the following activities planned:

  • Mountain biking
  • Fishing
  • Navigation using a compass, map and hand held GPS
  • Flat Back Turtle monitoring at Thevenard Island with Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
  • Camp at Karijini National Park
  • Day trip/overnight camp at the Ashburton
  • Marine bird monitoring with Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
  • First aid certification

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