AONB Youth Ranger Programme 2022

Created on: Friday, 03 December 2021. Posted in: News

AONB Youth Ranger Programme 2022

Applications for the 2022 programme are open until 5pm on 21st December 2021.

Are you aged between 14 and 17? Would you like the opportunity to learn outdoor adventure and practical conservation skills? Do you have a passion for the Ring of Gullion or Strangford and Lecale AONBs and the wider environment? Perhaps you would like to work in the environmental conservation field? Then this could be the opportunity for you.

14 to 17 year olds are invited to participate in the Ring of Gullion Landscape and the Strangford and Lecale AONB’s Youth Ranger programme. The Programme will run for four days in each of the AONBs. The Ring of Gullion and Strangford and Lecale, commencing on Saturday 15th January 2022 in Strangford and Lecale and Saturday 22nd January in Ring of Gullion.

The programme will give you the opportunity to learn outdoor skills such as navigation and canoeing, whilst exploring the Ring of Gullion and Strangford and Lecale AONBs; learning about how it formed and its rich biodiversity and heritage. Most importantly of all, its an opportunity for you to learn practical conservation skills and contribute to the environmental management of the area.

If you would like an idea of what the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Youth Rangers did in the Ring of Gullion, check out our updates and photo galleries for 20152016, 2017 and 2018.

Some past Youth Rangers had these comments to make about the programme:

“It was very educational and fun and helped me learn how to help the environment more.”
“Great for CV, thanks”
“It was brilliant fun and I would definitely come back and recommend it!”

If this sounds like something for you, please check out the application pack here

The programme is part funded by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, and Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and Ards and North Down Borough Council.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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