Bush Ranger Cadets

Bush Rangers WA is a voluntary nature conservation program for secondary school students aged between 12-17 years of age. It is part of the broader Cadets WA program coordinated and financially supported by the Department of Local Government and Communities with state-wide coordination provided by the Department of Conversation, Biodiversity and Attractions (DCBA). Bush Rangers Western Australia has operated as part of the State Government’s Cadets WA program since 1998. Leeming SHS ESC has adapted the program to foster confidence in life skills, leadership and teamwork. Cadets develop an understanding of conservation and ecological issues through classroom based learning, camps and community service projects. Cadets engage in a variety of activities over Years 7 to 9 including conservation field trips, incursions, camps and modules of learning activities. Bush Ranger modules are closely linked to Australian Curriculum outcomes, particularly in the Science, HASS and English learning areas.

Modules:
  • Module 1 – Bush Rangers’ Qualities
  • Module 2 – Practical Nature Conservation Projects
  • Module 3 – Working Safely in Natural Environments
  • Module 4 – Drill
  • Module 5 – The Meaning of Conservation
  • Module 6 – Environmental Management
  • Module 7 – Parks, Reserves and Landscape Management
  • Module 8 – Winning Back Wildlife
  • Module 9 – Bushcraft and Survival
  • Module 10 – First Aid4