It is the Grootbos Foundation’s ongoing quest to connect children with nature and in particular, the wild and precious biodiversity living in the Cape Floristic Region.
Our Earth Rangers programme aims to promote conservation amongst children to encourage their appreciation and interaction with Mother Nature. Children are given the opportunity to experience nature through the eyes of an expert. Our Conservation team shares their knowledge and passion for the intricacies of nature, exploring relationships between plants, insects and mammals that inhabit the fynbos habitat to build genuine wonder in the natural world. Earth Rangers learn to recognize human impact upon the ocean and the land through everyday actions and to consider behavioural changes that could better conserve our natural surroundings.
Earth Rangers learn to recognize the human impact on the ocean..
The programme includes beach clean-ups and beach hikes..
Interactive lessons and knowledge of conservation, food security and sustainability are provided to the children. Children go on fun excursions and camps and interact with the Grootbos Foundation team to observe and participate in every aspect of nature conservation in practice. The Dyer Island Conservation Trust presents lessons specific to marine conservation. Children from Gansbaai, Elim and Stanford have the opportunity to become Earth Rangers, the next generation of conservation stewards.
The programme includes beach clean-ups, beach hikes, frogging, milkwood forest adventures, tree planting, outdoor hikes, a field trip to the Green Futures Nursery, hands-on lessons about fynbos, nature, bees and insects, Cape Leopard, healthy living and more topics to captivate the imagination of the next generation.
Frogging, Milkwood forest adventures, tree planting and outdoor hikes are part of the activities..
Children go on fun excursions and camps and interact with the Grootbos Foundation team..
Grootbos Foundation believes that children make excellent ambassadors for the conservation of biodiversity within the fynbos environment as they learn to love and appreciate nature from a young age. The Earth Rangers programme includes practical advice about career paths within conservation and the green economy.