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Junior Rangers

** Event – FULLY BOOKED**

 

This event is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to a reserve list please email mac@fermanaghomagh.com to express interest. Thank you.

 

Become A Junior Ranger

 

The Marble Arch Caves Junior Ranger programme is activity-based, designed to engage children (6yrs – 11yrs old) in the natural world around the Marble Arch Caves. They will learn about woodlands, trees, caves, local wildlife, and how they can help protect them. Our Marble Arch Caves Ranger, Kate, will join ten children who will participate in a series of outdoor activities and experience aspects of her work.  At the end of their experience, the children are sworn in as Junior Rangers and will receive an official Junior Ranger certificate.


The Junior Ranger programme is suitable for children  interested in any of the following:

  • Finding out about the landscape surrounding the Marble Arch Caves
  • Learning about the work of the Marble Arch Caves Ranger
  • Experience nature, conservation and wildlife
  • Love getting outdoors and having fun adventures
  • Making new friends


How does it work

The Junior Ranger programme will run over six Saturdays, one each month. The sessions will run for 2 hours from 10:00am – 12:00pm. When booking you will purchase a ticket which covers the duration of the six dates.  On registration your child will receive a starter pack which will include a calendar the Junior Ranger dates and a Junior Ranger fleece.

Dates

Saturday 12th March                                       Saturday 11th June
Saturday 9th April                                             Saturday 9th July
Saturday 14th May                                           Saturday 13th August

All activities will be led by Ranger Kate, who has designed a program which will feed the natural curiosity of children.  Weather conditions may alter what we do exactly, but will incude some of the following activities:

Cave Explore – Venture into the show cave with Ranger Kate, to explore the underground world of rivers, cave formations and hunt for fossils.
The Big Bug Hunt – Get up close with nature with our Ranger as you get hands on hunting for bugs in the dark, damp spots of the woodland.
Julia Donaldson Day – Hear  the stories ‘Stick Man’ and ‘Room on the Broom’, by author Julia Donaldson, brought to life by making your own Stick man and broom!
Tree Identification Day– Discover an easy method of recognising trees by make a spinning identification wheel (idial). We’ll then explore the woodlands beside the Marble Arch Caves using your idials and learning about the trees.
Make A Den – Have fun making a den out of twigs and sticks. We’ll then have a search for animal tracks and find some good locations toput out camera traps (for wild animals).
Wildlife Day – We’ll go into the woods and see what footprints have been left behind. Camera traps wil be collected and any aminals caught on camera will be identified.

 

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Junior Rangers
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Date: 12/03/2022 - 13/08/2022
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Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Location: Marble Arch Caves
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Duration: 2 hours
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Ability Level: Suitable for 6 yrs - 11 yrs old
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Accessibility: Not suitable for children with reduced mobility
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Booking Information: £60.00 per child
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