Nature Interpretation Workshop and Assembly

In 2019, the Rangers of the Greifensee-Stiftung celebrate their 10th anniversary. One of the highlights will be the Swiss Ranger Assembly combined with an European Ranger workshop. We will focus on how to establish a Junior Ranger program and sharing interpretation best practice, based on the US National Park Rangers model. In addition to the training, there will be a visit to the only forest nature reserve for beavers in Switzerland.


Schedule (pdf)

Wednesday, 10th April (English)

9:00 Welcome and introduction to the workshop Urs Wegmann, Chief Ranger, Greifensee-Stiftung
10:00 Junior Rangers international – differences and similarities Niklas Göth, Junior Ranger officer Swiss Ranger Association
10:30 Coffee break  
11:00 Seven Steps to establish a Junior Ranger program – the Swiss model Niklas Göth
12:00 Field trip and lunch Rangers Greifensee-Stiftung
13:30 Preparing the afternoon event  
14:00 Participation Junior Ranger program  
17:00 Evaluation and sharing the impressions  
19:00 Dinner  


Thursday, 11th April (English)

9:00 Interpretation: Theory and history Urs Wegmann
10:30 Coffee break  
11:00 Wild card for our keynote speaker Achim Laber, Feldberg-Ranger
12:30 Lunch at the visitor center «Silberweide»  
13:30 Preparing interpretive talks in groups  
15:00 Interpretive talks  
18:00 Evaluation  
18:30 Traditional Swiss cheese fondue outdoors   


Friday, 12th April

All day Guided tour of Zurich (English) For non-members
Afternoon Swiss Rangers annual assembly (German/French) Compulsory for members,
non-members are welcome!
Evening Welcome speech Thomas Kübler, President, Greifensee-Stiftung
  Barbecue and party!  
  Country, Blues and Rock around the campfire  


Saturday, 13th April (English/German)

Morning Funny Fake News Tour with a Ranger Tobias Klein, Ranger,
Afternoon Field trip to the only beaver reserve in Switzerland Urs Wegmann
Evening Dinner