Become a Junior Park Ranger and discover more about the environment on your balcony, in your back yard and at Sydney Olympic Park.
Learn how to explore and investigate the different plants, animals and environments that live and grow around you by getting involved in Junior Park Ranger activities and programs. By taking part, you will develop an understanding on how everything in nature is connected and learn about taking care of the environment with some tips and tricks for being a Park Ranger.
Junior Park Rangers is a program suitable for primary school children and the best part is, you do not need a membership to join in the fun. Throughout this program, our Park Rangers will provide creative, investigative and problem-solving activities for families to complete together. Face-to-face program sessions are based at Sydney Olympic Park with our Park Rangers & Visitor Programs Team.
Programs are run during one week of the school holidays, with a session run on a Tuesday and repeated on Thursday and Saturday. Parents are required to accompany children. Sessions for vacation care groups can be organised by arrangement.
Junior Rangers have the opportunity to explore a range of locations such as the Badu Mangroves, Lake Belvedere, the Waterbird Refuge, the historic Brickpit, Wentworth Common, Newington Armory and the town centre.
These locations have diverse environments, which include wetlands, freshwater ponds, waterways, dry forests and urban areas.
Inspire creativity, develop curiosity and uncover the beauty behind places by connecting to nature.
Junior Ranger activity sheets provide opportunities to construct, explore and investigate the environment and living creatures surrounding them.
Every day as a Park Ranger is different!
At 640ha in size, Sydney Olympic Park is a huge a space to observe and take care of. Park Rangers work with lots of teams like the Education Team, Interpretive Officers, Ecology and Lifestyle (just to name a few) to make sure this place is looked after properly!