The Parks Trust start 'Youth Rangers' club to give Milton Keynes teenagers experience in environmental work

The new scheme hopes to give young people aged 14-17 a more hands-on experience in environmental work and prepare them for a possible future career within the environmental sector.

The Parks Trust described the new scheme for local teenagers as they said: "Youth Rangers is a free volunteer group for young people aged 14-17 interested in gaining hands-on skills and experience in environmental work. 

"The programme provides outdoor learning opportunities and challenges that will help prepare participants, both professionally and personally, for future studies and careers within the environmental sector.

"Sessions usually take place on the third Saturday each month from 10am-12pm. These meetings take place outdoors in green spaces all over Milton Keynes, covering a variety of interesting and engaging topics which include practical conservation work, biodiversity surveying, community tasks and assisting in our outdoor learning and ranger tasks.

"This is a great opportunity for anyone wishing to meet new people, build confidence, contribute to your community, keep active and gain valuable environmental skills with a landscape charity."

The Parks Trust have made it clear that the club is completely free for teenagers to join, though donations are appreciated to help maintain operating costs as they are a self-financing charity. 

Those aged 18 and still wish to join can contact the group leader and enquire about joining as a young helper to assist in the running of the sessions.

To signup your child for the Young Rangers club, please click here for more information and to fill out a registration form.