Junior Honorary Rangers - East Rand

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Junior Honorary Rangers - East Rand

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We meet every 3rd Saturday of the month between at 09:00 to 12:00 at the Northfield Methodist Church, Benoni, unless we have an outing planned. Join us in 2019 for a fun filled year of activities, outing and conservation education.

WHO ARE THE JUNIOR HONORARY RANGERS?
Junior Honorary Rangers (JHR's) are volunteers between the ages of 12 and 18 who participate in a youth development programme that develop various life skills. It is the junior leg of the SANParks Honorary Rangers (SHRs) a voluntary organisation which has been in existence for more than 50 years and has a proud tradition of passionate service to SANParks.

The JHR's are involved in some of the activities of the SHR’s but will meet on their own and follow their own programme. JHR’s will take a leading role in conservation clubs and environmental projects in their schools and communities. JHR’s are also encouraged to visit the National Parks.

WHAT DO THE JHR’s DO?
Our 2019 programme is jam packed with exciting conservation outings and educational activities, so if you enjoy the great outdoors, this is the group for you.
2019 Dates Activity Time and Venue
16 February Meeting at NMC
• Finalise registration and Phase work planning,
• Presentation of 2018 Phase Work certificates,
• Presentation on the various SANParks,
• Guest speaker.
• 09:00 to 12:00 at the Northfield Methodist Church, Benoni
9 March Bats Outing
• Talk and demonstration by local bat conservation group, followed by a “bring and braai” at the reserve.
• 15:00, meet at the Johannesburg Zoo, Jan Smuts entrance and parking
13 April Meeting at NMC
• Phase work and in-term marking,
• Insect collecting and nature collage activity.
• 09:00 to 12:00 at the Northfield Methodist Church, Benoni
18 May Visit to Vulpro
http://www.vulpro.com/
• Visit to vulture rehabilitation centre, situated just outside of Hartbeespoort dam, below the Magaliesberg Mountains, Hartebeespoort - Timing and travel arrangements to be confirmed
21 to 23 June Weekend outing to the Marakele National Park
• 2 nights,
• The Thutong Environmental Education Centre boasts 16 rooms and 6 in-suite rooms to accommodate both teachers and learners. The centre also has an auditorium that can accommodate up to 140 people during environmental education workshops and functions.
• Marakele - Timing and travel arrangements to be confirmed
20 July Meeting at NMC
• Preparation for International Rangers Day (IRD) event,
• Phase work and in-term marking.
• 09:00 to 12:00 at the Northfield Methodist Church, Benoni
27 July International Rangers Day event
• Pretoria - Timing and travel arrangements to be confirmed
17 August Rietvlei outing
https://rietvlei-reserve.co.za/
• Rietvlei Nature Reserve - Timing and travel arrangements to be confirmed
14 September Modderfontein outing
• Guided nature walk in the reserve.
• Modderfontein Nature Reserve - Timing and travel arrangements to be confirmed
19 October Meeting at NMC
• Hand in 2019 Phase Work files,
• Presentation and activities TBC
• 09:00 to 12:00 at the Northfield Methodist Church, Benoni

Membership of the SANParks Junior Honorary Rangers – East Rand Region costs R270.00 per year and includes a SANParks Junior Honorary Rangers Cap and T-Shirt.
For more information contact us by email on [email protected] or call
James Tavendale: 082 805 1350,
Alison Coppin: 083 292 5406, or,
Carmin Mohr: 083 662 3551.
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Re: Junior Honorary Rangers - East Rand

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James - thanks for posting - i am impressed by the program/organisation that the juniors have set up.
No wonder when visiting SA Parks we see a well formed Professionel based Ranger- (Honoray or otherwise) !!
Keep up the tradition :clap: :clap: it is appreciated.
Cheers Colin
:D
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