Junior Ranger Program
Junior Ranger of the Triglav National Park Program is run in the framework of the TNP Ranger Service. The Junior Ranger Program was started in 2002 when the Federation EUROPARC chose TNP and four other European national parks into the pilot team of the project titled »Junior Ranger – In action to protect European natural and cultural heritage«.
This program joins young people living in the park or its immediate surroundings who wish to learn more about the primary objectives of protected areas, the TNP and the work of park rangers. Young people are involved in the programme at the age of 13 or 14. The program starts with a one-week initial camp, followed by several follow-up activities. When the candidates come of age, they can take an examination for volunteer park rangers. Activities take place according to the annual programme of work and include cleaning campaigns, thematic workshops and winter and summer camps in the duration of several days.
In 2006 there were 33 junior rangers who have been included in the programme since 2002 or 2003. The next initial camp is planned in 2008. The program requires prior participation in an alpine club.