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AONB Youth Ranger Programme

AONB Youth Ranger Programme

AONB Youth Ranger Programme

Are you aged between 14 and 17? Would you like the opportunity to learn outdoor adventure and practical conservation skills? Do you have a passion for the Ring of Gullion or Strangford and Lecale AONB and the wider environment? Perhaps you would like to work in the environmental conservation field? Then this could be the opportunity for you!

14 to 17 year olds are invited to participate in the Ring of Gullion and the Strangford and Lecale AONB Youth Ranger programme. The Programme will run for five days in each of the AONBs, commencing on 3rd February 2024 in the Ring of Gullion AONB and 4th of February in the Strangford and Lecale AONB.

The programme will give you the opportunity to learn outdoor skills such as navigation and canoeing, whilst exploring the Ring of Gullion and Strangford and Lecale AONBs; learning about how it formed and its rich biodiversity and heritage. Most importantly of all, it’s an opportunity for you to learn practical conservation skills and contribute to the environmental management of the area.

Some past Youth Rangers had these comments to make about the programme:

“It was very educational and fun and helped me learn how to help the environment more.”
“Great for CV, thanks”
“It was brilliant fun and I would definitely come back and recommend it!”

The programme is part funded by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, and Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and Ards and North Down Borough Council.

For further details please download the application pack below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Ring of Gullion and Strangford and Lecale AONB Youth Ranger Programme 2024

AONB Youth Ranger Application Form 2024

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AONB Youth Ranger Activity Schedule

AONB Youth Ranger Activity Schedule 2024

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Youth Ranger Privacy Notice

Youth Ranger Privacy Notice

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Photo Gallery of Youth Ranger Activities 2023

Participant Reviews

“I just wanted to say on behalf of our family, thank you so much for allowing our son to take part in the Youth Rangers programme this year.  We are especially grateful for your help with transport.  He had a great time and he learnt so much.  It also helped build up his confidence.”