Junior Ranger Program

The Yuku Baja Muliku Ranger team have developed a junior ranger program to ensure that young people on country can learn from their elders and it also provides an opportunity for non-indigenous people to learn more about the country.

Our Junior Ranger program has a current registration list of 55 children from Prep to year seven. Junior Rangers is run every Thursday during the school term from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.  Activities range from building gunyas, weed collection and identification, bird watching, turtle education activities and crocodile awareness, plus many more.

The children involved in the Junior Ranger Program are Indigenous and non indigenous students from the local Cooktown region.

The Yuku Baja Muliku Rangers and Junior Rangers held a camp on the June July school holidays 2014, the camp was a huge success with 25 Yuku Baja Muliku Junior Rangers and 22 Lama Lama Junior Rangers attending.  They participated in animal trapping, exploration of bush, land and sea. bird watching, bush walking and many other activities, finishing the day around the fire roasting marshmallows, telling stories and learning new games.

The Yuku Baja Muliku rangers have assisted with a number of school excursions and school camps, to teach students about sick and injured marine life and introduce students to turtles in care, and activities include  knot tying techniques, orienteering, sustainability discussions, traditional spear making, and other bush craft.

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Junior Rangers Activities

Junior Rangers learning about sizes of different species of sea turtles through sand sculpture

Junior Rangers learning about sizes of different species of sea turtles through sand sculpture

Junior Rangers learning about sizes of different species of sea turtles through sand sculpture

Junior Rangers learning about sizes of different species of sea turtles through sand sculpture

Junior Rangers learning about sizes of different species of sea turtles through sand sculpture

Junior Rangers learning about sizes of different species of sea turtles through sand sculpture

Junior Rangers learning about sizes of different species of sea turtles through sand sculpture

Junior Rangers learning about sizes of different species of sea turtles through sand sculpture

Junior Rangers learning about sizes of different species of sea turtles through sand sculpture

Junior Rangers learning about sizes of different species of sea turtles through sand sculpture

Communtiy Events Junior Rangers Float

TUMRA Coordinator Lauren Bowyer standing with Junior Rangers Float display

TUMRA Coordinator Lauren Bowyer standing with Junior Rangers Float display

Junior Ranger Jordan Gibson and Elders preparing the big turtle for the Junior Rangers Float

Junior Ranger Jordan Gibson and Elders preparing the big turtle for the Junior Rangers Float

Mon Repo Indigenous Training Program for turtle management.

Mon Repo Indigenous Training Program for turtle management.

Mon Repo Indigenous Training Program for turtle management.

Mon Repo Indigenous Training Program for turtle management.

Mon Repo Indigenous Training Program for turtle management.

Mon Repo Indigenous Training Program for turtle management.

Mon Repo Indigenous Training Program for turtle management.

Mon Repo Indigenous Training Program for turtle management.

Junior Rangers  Kynan Hale and Gauai Wallace Jnr at the Mon Repo information centre

Junior Rangers Kynan Hale and Gauai Wallace Jnr at the Mon Repo information centre

Junior Rangers  Jalun Baird, Kynan Hale, Mariska Hale, Gauai Wallace Jnr  & Leilani Hale at the Mon Repo information centre

Junior Rangers Jalun Baird, Kynan Hale, Mariska Hale, Gauai Wallace Jnr & Leilani Hale at the Mon Repo information centre

Junior Ranger Kynan Hale with a baby loggerhead during Mon Repo tour

Junior Ranger Kynan Hale with a baby loggerhead during Mon Repo tour

Junior Rangers at Mon Repo Information Centre

Junior Rangers at Mon Repo Information Centre

Mon Repo 2014

Junior Rangers watching baby loggerheads race to the sea

Junior Rangers watching baby loggerheads race to the sea

Rangers Gauai Wallace, Larissa Hale, Stephen Doughboy Jnr checking success rates of turtle nests

Rangers Gauai Wallace, Larissa Hale, Stephen Doughboy Jnr checking success rates of turtle nests

Ranger Mick Hale and Gauai Wallace with Junior Rangers

Ranger Mick Hale and Gauai Wallace with Junior Rangers

Rangers Mick Hale and Gauai Wallace working with Dr Col Limpus from DEHP.

Rangers Mick Hale and Gauai Wallace working with Dr Col Limpus from DEHP.

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One of our many Junior Rangers and one of our youngest Miss Zekeira Wallace with mother and traditional owner Zeila Wallace.

One of our many Junior Rangers and one of our youngest Miss Zekeira Wallace with mother and traditional owner Zeila Wallace.

Runner Ups for bush Bingo Gauai Wallace and Leilani Hale with Ranger Mick

Runner Ups for bush Bingo Gauai Wallace and Leilani Hale with Ranger Mick

Junior Ranger Phoenyx Seagren happy with winning bush bingo, by being very observant during the weekly activities.

Junior Ranger Phoenyx Seagren happy with winning bush bingo, by being very observant during the weekly activities.

Junior Ranger Brock with Ranger Mick

Junior Ranger Brock with Ranger Mick

Junior Ranger Aaliyah McGilvray with Ranger Mick

Junior Ranger Aaliyah McGilvray with Ranger Mick

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Junior Rangers and YBM Elder Irene Bowyer participating in the annual beach clean up

Junior Rangers and YBM Elder Irene Bowyer participating in the annual beach clean up

YBM Rangers take the Junior Rangers on fortnightly excursions to locations around Cooktown.

YBM Rangers take the Junior Rangers on fortnightly excursions to locations around Cooktown.

Junior Ranger assisting with annual beach clean up at Archer Point

Junior Ranger assisting with annual beach clean up at Archer Point

Locals and Visitors volunteer each year to help with the annual beach clean up from Cooktown to Weary Bay, Including Archer Point.

Locals and Visitors volunteer each year to help with the annual beach clean up from Cooktown to Weary Bay, Including Archer Point.

YBM Rangers take the Junior Rangers on fortnightly excursions to locations around Cooktown.

YBM Rangers take the Junior Rangers on fortnightly excursions to locations around Cooktown.

YBM Rangers take the Junior Rangers on fortnightly excursions to locations around Cooktown.

YBM Rangers take the Junior Rangers on fortnightly excursions to locations around Cooktown.

YBM Rangers take the Junior Rangers on fortnightly excursions to locations around Cooktown.

YBM Rangers take the Junior Rangers on fortnightly excursions to locations around Cooktown.

YBM Rangers take the Junior Rangers on fortnightly excursions to locations around Cooktown.

YBM Rangers take the Junior Rangers on fortnightly excursions to locations around Cooktown.

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers enjoying their afternoon out.

Junior Rangers enjoying their afternoon out.

YBM Rangers showing youth how to make spears using natural resources

YBM Rangers showing youth how to make spears using natural resources

Making Spears

Making Spears

Making Spears with youth on camp

Making Spears with youth on camp

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Baby Loggerhead

Baby Loggerhead

Junior Ranger Gauai Wallace Jnr enjoying his day at the beach learning about turtles

Junior Ranger Gauai Wallace Jnr enjoying his day at the beach learning about turtles

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YBM Junior Rangers with their friendly crocodile for the float in 2014

YBM Junior Rangers with their friendly crocodile for the float in 2014

Junior Rangers Float 2014

This logo was developed by the Junior Rangers. 3 of their designs were chosen out of 36 designs for their logo.

This logo was developed by the Junior Rangers. 3 of their designs were chosen out of 36 designs for their logo.