ERCA’s Popular Teen Ranger Program Is Back

Wednesday March 23rd, 2016

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Building on last summer’s success The Essex Region Conservation Authority is continuing the Teen Ranger program this August for young people aged 12 to 15.

“Our certified education staff will guide Teen Rangers through hands-on experiences,” explains Danielle Breault Stuebing, ERCA’s Director of Community Outreach Services. “Program graduates will have an increased appreciation for the world and people around them; better team-building skills; and greater awareness of themselves and their abilities.”

The program will take place on four consecutive Tuesdays in the month of August at Conservation Areas around the region including Holiday Beach, Hillman Marsh, Cedar Creek and the John R. Park Homestead.

Participants will be able to practice wilderness survival skills like shelter construction, fire building, and orienteering, become better canoeists by learning from ORCKA Canoe Instructors, build habitats for local wildlife and learn how to identify local species, and gain homesteading skills such as blacksmithing, tending farm animals, weaving and more.

Cost for the four week program is $120. Participants may be dropped off at each of the locations by parents, or participate in school bus transportation from Windsor.

“We’re so incredibly grateful to Unifor Local 200 for this donation,” Breault Stuebing adds. “In launching this program, we wanted to find a way to ensure that transportation to Conservation Areas did not present a barrier to participation, and thanks to Local 200, now all students will have equal opportunity.”

Program registration will be limited to just 40 participants. More information can be found here www.erca.org/teenranger.

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