A day in the life of a game rangerPublished: March 16th, 2017
Ever wondered what it would be like to be a game ranger, marine scientist or a wildlife rehab specialist?
African Edu-Eco, a Plett base tourism business is now offering just that. You get to spend a day immersed into the lives of keepers, researchers, conservationists and guides.
The full-day programs are presented in the Plettenberg Bay and Crags area and offers guests the opportunity to get close-up and personal with African elephants, Africa’s predators and cats large and small; wildlife rehabilitation; citizen science projects and the ranger’s role in an experiential learning environment.
Citizen science can be defined as the engagement of interested public members and professionals in collaborative research to generate new, broader and more diverse scientific knowledge. To this end, African Edu-Eco in association with their network partners, have created innovative citizen science projects which are designed to integrate you into the project and the project dynamics, whether you have been trained as a biological scientist or not, and to assist in the collection of data that can be used in organised scientific research – a valuable contribution to a better understanding.
Their leaders are professional and very highly qualified, passionate conservationists in their own right; educators and teachers who love sharing and teaching what they know. The various programs operate daily on minimum numbers and depending on your availability.
They offer departures daily throughout the year. Times are from 8am – 4.30pm. All departures are subject to availability and weather permitting.