Friday, 18 January 2019

The Secretive Skink

Hey guys today I am finishing this task - Would you like to be a DOC ranger and live with the animals on Great Barrier Island?
On your blog list three pros (good things) and three cons (bad things) about working as a DOC ranger. At the bottom of your post, tell us whether you would like to be a DOC Ranger or not.

  1. You get to protect animals from being extincted.
  2. You get to live at the job you are working at without driving there and wasting money.
  3. You get to live at a beautiful land filled with beautiful species.

  1. You will be leaving your family.
  2. You might get lonely.
  3. The weather in the island could be tragic.

I would not like to be a DOC ranger because I would be leaving my family and there might be a terrifying storm.



  1. Hey Danielle,

    It's Araura from room 4. I really like the Pros and cons you have written I agree with all of them except for the one were you say we will get lonely, I think we won't get lonely because the animals.

    Anyways keep up the great work.

    Thanks Araura

  2. Hi Danielle,

    It's Leslie here, reading your blog from my home in Canada as a member of the Summer Learning Journey team.

    You've done a good job of thinking about what it might be like to be a DOC ranger. I think you've made some really good points - it would be a very beautiful, natural environment in which to live, for sure!! And you'd be doing such worthwhile work!!

    But you would also be spending quite a bit of time on your own, and you would have to be prepared to handle whatever weather came along. I can understand your feeling that this wouldn't be the job for you!

    This type of work reminds me of the work that Lighthouse keepers used to have to do. They would be left at their lighthouse for weeks at a time, all on their own to keep the light burning, to prepare their food and wash their clothes in very simple conditions - no washing machines! It takes a certain kind of person to live that life, doesn't it?

    I hope you're doing just the kind of things you love to do this summer. And I'm glad that you've chosen to be part of this Summer Learning Journey. Good for you!




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