Join the cool kids these winter school holidays
Friday 21 June, 2019
Free Junior Ranger activities in parks across Victoria
Parks Victoria is hosting over 150 fun and educational outdoor activities across Victoria as part of the Junior Ranger program these winter holidays, 29 June to 14 July.
Park Rangers host the free Junior Ranger program for kids aged 6 to 12 and their families to have fun learning in nature, get outdoors and better understand Victoria’s wonderful plants, wildlife and amazing natural and cultural heritage.
All Junior Ranger activities are designed to inspire curiosity, whether it’s searching for creatures on a Minibeast Discovery, Spotlight walk or as a Wildlife Detective, learning about plants as a Flora Explorer, learning about the marine environment on a Beachcomb, or going on a cultural adventure during NAIDOC Week.
Parks Victoria Education and Interpretation Officer, James Adams, says the variety of activities we run in our Junior Ranger program engages kids and families in exploring the natural world around them.
“At Parks Victoria, we believe nature is essential for human health and wellbeing and that everyone should have the opportunity to connect with nature, especially children.”
“Spending time playing and learning outdoors provides children with developmental benefits such as improved physical and mental health and social connections,” says James.
All activities are free but bookings are essential and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Be the first to know what’s on by signing up to the Junior Ranger Mailing List.
Visit the website juniorrangers.com.au for activity locations and dates, and to register your attendance. For more information call Parks Victoria on 13 1963.
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Media enquiriesStephanie Zilles
Parks Victoria media centre