World Ranger Day 2018 is almost here!
World Ranger Day is celebrated worldwide on July 31st to commemorate Rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and to celebrate the work Rangers do to protect the planet’s natural treasures and cultural heritage.
Let’s pause for a moment to reflect on the courage and sacrifice that Rangers make: by honouring Fallen Rangers and standing with Rangers who bravely undertake their role on the frontline. World Ranger Day is an initiative of The Thin Green Line Foundation and International Ranger Federation.
Stand with Rangers and Get Involved:
Host an Event: Organise an event for World Ranger Day at your home, work, school, community centre, favourite place etc. and invite everyone you know. Mark the occasion with learning about the work that Rangers do and inspiring others to join the cause.
Post on Social Media: At your event or on July 31st, post pictures of yourself, friends and colleagues holding the World Ranger Day sign and pay tribute to our frontline heroes. Share these pictures with the IRF and TTGLF social media pages using the hashtags on the sign.
Honour Fallen Rangers: Pause for a moment at your event or on July 31st to honour those Rangers who have made the ultimate sacrifice protecting our planet’s natural treasures and cultural heritage.
Raise funds for Ranger projects: At your event or on July 31st, raise funds for the critical work that Rangers do. Raising this funding will equip and train Rangers in the field as well as support the families of Fallen Rangers.
Below is a list of e-pack materials you can download to assist you with your World Ranger Day 2018 events, including signs to print, flyers, posters, honour rolls and more.
School program options include:
- ‘Life of a park ranger’ talks
- Custom designed lectures (preschool to university)
- Adventure reading of the Ranger in Danger series for 7-13 year olds
- ‘Project Connect’ – the creation of postcards to be sent to park rangers around the world
- Documentary screening and activities
School curriculum resources – New
The new resources have been created from the ground up by skilled educational professionals and meet the requirements of the Australian Curriculum (AusVELS). Directly addressing the AusVELS Domain of Civics and Citizenship, and the cross-curricular priority area of Sustainability, these teaching materials will support teachers to deliver an innovative and engaging program of learning. The suggested projects have been created for students in Level 3 (Grade 3 & 4), Level 4 (Grade 5 & 6) and Level 5 (Year 7 & 8).
These resources can be downloaded from below. We encourage teachers to register via the form at the bottom of this page so we can keep you updated on new resources and project suggestions.