Junior rangers have ramblin’ on their minds


Holiday outlook: Volunteer Dale Dikker, Parks Victoria’s Tash Wicks with Clementine Rowe (red jumper) and Tarme Simnett at Cape Schanck lighthouse. Picture: Yanni

PARKS and reserves throughout the southern Mornington Peninsula are holding free winter holiday activities for children.

Parks Victoria’s Junior Rangers Program is designed to provide outdoor adventures instead of online games.

“Studies show that kids need nature in their lives.  It’s good for their mental and physical health and wellbeing, and it’s a great stimulation for learning about the world and the environment too. Our Junior Ranger programs help kids make life-long connections with nature and their local environment,” Parks Victoria chief ranger southern peninsula Kris Rowe said.

The holiday program run by Parks Victoria rangers for children aged 6–12 years includes activities at Point Nepean National Park, Cape Schanck Lighthouse Reserve, Collins First European Settlement Site, Coolart Wetlands and Historic Homestead and Mushroom Reef Marine Sanctuary, Flinders.

The activities run from 3 July to 16 July.

Book for the winter junior ranger program at www.juniorrangers.com.au or call 13 1963 or visit www.parks.vic.gov.au. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 4 July 2017


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