Young outdoor enthusiasts will have the chance to explore one of the best natural parks in Australia with a ranger over the next two weeks.
NT Parks and Wildlife is holding an environmental education program for youth, led by Katherine's own Ranger Stacey Kessner.
Across four sessions, those involved will get the chance to discover how rangers fight to protect Nitmiluk National Park, learn how to record the natural surroundings using a nature diary and how the Jawoyn people use the land, plants and animals as a calendar.
Leading the sessions, Ranger Stacey said she is hoping the program will inspire more young people to explore their wonderful and unique backyard.
"In the past we have had younger siblings who want to be a part of the junior rangers program but haven't been quite old enough yet. There is a bit of a gap, and this program fills it perfectly," she said.
"It is about getting young people out and about, using their senses and observation skills and enjoying the park."
Katherine kids are so lucky - they have one of the best natural parks right in their backyard.Ranger Stacey Kessner
The program is free and participants can pick and choose which sessions to attend.
The program is aimed at young people between the ages of 5 and 10 and their families.
For more information please contact Stacey Kessner on 8973 8865.
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