By: Blonde Two

We Blondes were very pleased with our National Park this week, when we read about the launch of their new Junior Ranger Programme

As you know, we are passionate about Dartmoor and about teaching young people how to appreciate, preserve and safely enjoy it. The DNP already have their long-standing Ranger Ralph Club for children aged 5-12 (Little-Miss-Blonde enjoyed it when she was younger) and now they have launched the Junior Ranger Programme as part of their ongoing commitment to involving more young people in the care of Dartmoor.

We Blondes have been saying for a while now (we have probably been a bit repetitive), that young people must be recognised as the future of our National Parks. It would appear that threats to Britain’s ‘Breathing Spaces’ are coming in, and will continue to come in from all angles. There is work to be done for generations to come.

The programme sounds very exciting (I am considering pretending to be between 13 and 15 so that I can join in). It will give youngsters the opportunity to learn through fun and experience (all the best learning takes place in these two zones). On top of that, they will have the opportunity to network with people from other parks across Europe and to gain their John Muir Explorer Award.

If you would like more information, click the link above or you can ask this very friendly chap – Orlando Rutter, Senior Learning and Outreach Officer Dartmoor National Park.