Junior Rangers Program

Junior Ranger program and activities 2017 / 2018


Bookings are recommended but not essential. Unless otherwise stated group sizes will be limited to 40 people. Those people with their name on the lists will be given priority on participation.

27th December 2017 – Bugs and Creepy Crawlies.  9.30am to 11.30am

Come on a bug hunt and learn a little about some of the creepie crawlies that inhabit the dark and scary corners of the reserve.

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29th December 2017 – Cairn building competition .10 am to 11.30am

Come along as a team or individual, lolly prizes for the highest rock cairn in the allotted time.

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5th January 2018 – Rock pools/ bugs/ rock pools. 5.30pm to 8.30pm .3 x 45 minute sessions

The team from Animals of Oz will be bringing along some wonders from the rock pools plus  creepie crawlies for the kids to explore and learn about

5.30pm to 6.15pm  -Rockpool creatures session 1

6.30pm to 7.15pm  -Bugs

7.30pm to 8.15pm—Rock pools session 2

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7th January- Pollen and Pendants. 9.30am to 11.30am

Race against other teams as one our native pollinating animals to collect the most pollen from the hidden plants. After the races, we’ll create our very own pendant necklace imprinted with our favourite seeds and leaves.

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10th January 2018 – Seaweeds and Aquatic Plants .9.30am to 11.30am

Come for a wander and learn a little bit about seaweeds and seagrasses and what role they play in the marine environment then come on  Beach hunt to collect samples of green, brown and red weeds and seagrasses. Plants will be placed in buckets of water so that isopods etc. that live on them can be taken back to centre where we can review what we found and submerge selected samples in our water table or buckets so kids can see what lives with and eats seaweeds and grasses. Plus learn which are our edible seaweeds.

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12th January 2018 – Bush Foods. 5.30pm to 8pm

Bush foods and bush medicine and learn to throw a spear with the team from living culture. Come along and meet Lionel from Living Culture pass on some his amazing indigenous knowledge about our plants and the world we live in.

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14th January 2018 – Grayling Gauntlet. 9.30am to 11.30am

As the Australian grayling fish, you’ve got to get from the ocean to the breeding grounds upstream. Do you have the skills to make it through the obstacle course? After you’ve survived the gauntlet, you’ll have the chance to make your own fish mobile to hang in your tent, caravan or bedroom!

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17th January 2018 – Fossils. 9.30am to 11.30am

Come and make your own fossil plaster cast then come on a fossil hunt to see what you can find.

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21st January 2018 – Plastic Not-So-Fantastic!  9.30am to 11.30am

Plastic trash is a massive problem for our marine life. Plastics often break up into thousands of pieces and can cause serious injury or death to many of our favourite animals. Let’s get creative and recycle our plastic trash by building our favourite animals out of the plastic we’ve collected!

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24th January 2018 – Flight.  9.30am to 11.30am

Feathers: Examine a range of feathers with a magnifying glass to see the structure and discuss how they help birds fly.  Get to draw a magnified feather  Aerodynamics: learn how bird wings work then use this to make a paper dart using templates provided: either one that stays aloft for as long as possible or one that travels furthest. Test darts outside with prizes for best. Rockets: a short talk on rockets then a test flight of a solid-fuel rocket.

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