Bush ranger courses available

2016-07-27 06:00

A BUSH conservation experience for children is now available at TC Robertson Nature Reserve in Scottburgh. After­ completing the beginner’s course, children can qualify for the advanced junior ranger course at Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve.

The course, offered monthly, takes place over the weekend. It consists of a talk on history and life at TC Nature Reserve and a walk through coastal forest and grasslands identifying indigenous trees and plants, conservation talks, a walk on the wetland trail (find snares and animal dung), identifying trees and plants for medicinal purposes and a talk on alien invasive plants, amongst other things.

On the second day, attendees will be challenged to build a shelter, explore the river and scout the sand banks for spoor and birds’ nests. They will visit the dam and Shaka’s Spring.

This follows a talk on Zulu history and a walk to the Mpambanyoni River hide and Kingfisher trail.

After exploring the lower river and estuary, the children will enjoy a talk on prehistoric animals, fossils, water mammals and reptiles.

The next course is to be held on 20 and 21 August and costs for the beginner course is R275 for a child or R210 each if they bring a friend.

The advanced course at Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve spans over three days (sleeping two nights in the tree house). The course expands further on the aspects covered in the beginner course and also archery, a fishing competition, hiking on the trails spotting zebra, wildebeest, impala and blesbuck.

The course will be held during the October holidays and costs R750 per child or R625 each if they bring a friend. The full amount needs to be paid by the end of August to secure a booking for your child as the accommodation booking with Ezemvelo has to be paid in advance.

Following the advanced course, a Big 5 trip is being planned to Zululand Umfolozi Game Reserve in St Lucia during 2017.

Further information on the course, bookings and payment is available from Ansie at The Worx, 145 Scott Street, Scottburgh, or 073 362 9890 or email theworx@telkomsa.net or call Mike on 082 406 9891.
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