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Fostering junior Kakadu rangers

21 November 2018

Kakadu Junior Park Rangers held their graduation ceremony in front of family, friends and dignitaries on Friday, November 16 at the Jabiru Training Centre.
It was a wonderful community celebration which included a slideshow presentation to showcase photos of the activities which the Junior Rangers have undertaken this year. 
The program has been running since 2006 and provides the opportunity for students in Year 6 to learn and experience Bininj culture and work with the Traditional Owners and the Kakadu Rangers out on country.
The Junior Park Rangers undertook a variety of skill-building activities throughout the year including; acting out search and rescue scenarios, navigation skills, fire management, boat operations, making traditional tools, learning about rock art and setting croc traps while learning how to ‘Be Crocwise’.
They also visited the Bowali Centre tourism desk, Kakadu Ranger Stations and rock art sites. 
Andy Ralph wished to thank those involved in the 2018 program. 
“I’d like to thank all involved in the program, Jabiru Area School, Yellow Water Boat Cruise, and especially the Kakadu Rangers who took time out to present the lessons in their districts and share their knowledge with the students.”