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Be Crocwise team visits Minjilang and Warruwi

14 September 2023

The Be Crocwise safety education campaign started in 2009 and is an important part of how we keep people safe around saltwater crocodiles in the Northern Territory. 
NT Parks and Wildlife delivers Be Crocwise messages to communities all across the Top End, visiting as many schools as we can along the way to make sure that kids and their families know how to stay safe in croc country. 
Sometimes the Be Crocwise team is lucky enough to visit communities in the West Arnhem area and recently Ranger Michael and Ranger Stacey visited Minjilang and Warruwi on South Goulburn Island to deliver Be Crocwise presentations in collaboration with members of the Mardbalk and Garngi ranger groups. 
Having local people such as Nick Hunter in Warruwi talking about Be Crocwise during our visits allows the messages to be delivered in an engaging and respectful way to the whole community. 
On this visit the Mardbalk rangers simultaneously translated presentations for students at Warruwi School, and told everyone of their concerns about a ‘cheeky’ crocodile that has been hanging around boat launching areas, lured perhaps by the amount of turtle shells left behind after picnics on the beach.
Visiting your beautiful homelands, being involved in two-way education in Warruwi and Mamaruni schools and working closely with the Mardbalk rangers and other community members in Minjilang and Warruwi is a privilege for our team. 
Thank you to the Mardbalk and Garngi Rangers, Mamaruni and Warruwi Schools, and Minjilang and Warruwi Communities for being so helpful and welcoming so we can help everyone stay safe in croc country.