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)

Tuesday, 9th April

At any time Arrival Uster is easy to reach by public transport (30 minutes from Zurich Airport/15 minutes from Zurich main station). Please contact us if you need support.


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  


Sunday, 14th April

At any time Departure