Essex Region – Essex Region Conservation’s popular Teen Ranger program will continue this August. The program, designed for young people aged 12 – 15, exposes participants to a wide range of activities and outdoor skills.
“Our certified education staff will guide Teen Rangers through hands-on experiences,” explains Danielle Stuebing, ERCA’s Director of Communications and Outreach Services. “Program graduates will have an enhanced appreciation for all that makes this region the place for life, improved team-building skills and self-awareness.”
The program will take place on four consecutive Tuesdays in the month of August at Conservation Areas around the region including Holiday Beach (Amherstburg), Hillman Marsh (Leamington), and the John R. Park Homestead (Essex).
- New this year, Teen Rangers will develop the ability to remain calm in a crisis, and learn fundamental survival skills to assist you in an emergency.
- Practice wilderness knot tying, and orienteering.
- Become better canoeists by learning from ORCKA Canoe Instructors
- Build habitats for local wildlife and learn how to identify local species
- Gain homesteading skills such as blacksmithing, tending farm animals, weaving and more
- Get the chance to work with ERCA’s staff to study local species at risk, construct special habitats to support the species, and observe live specimens.
- Get a Teen Ranger T-Shirt!
Cost for the four-week program is just $140 and registration will be limited to just 40 participants. More information can be found online at https://essexregionconservation.ca/teen-ranger/.
For more than four decades, Essex Region Conservation has been sustaining and enriching the environment of the Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island region to ensure it is the Place for Life.