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Discovery Program explores parks and reserves


The Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Brian Wightman, is encouraging Tasmanians to enjoy the State’s parks and reserves with the Discovery Program during the summer holiday break.

“Now in its 32nd year, the Discovery Program offers free fun activities, ranging from guided walks to quiz nights and games, for all ages,” Mr Wightman said.

“While the Discovery Program aims to introduce children and adults to the natural and cultural history of our parks and reserves, it also encourages visitors to take care when they visit natural environments.

“Many campgrounds are under increasing pressure and taking care with fire and litter are important, as well as behaving appropriately around native wildlife.”

The program will run until 8 February. Activities will be held at the following parks/reserves and townships: Arthur-Pieman, Mt William, Bridport, Cradle Mountain, Lake St Clair, Freycinet, Maria Island, Mt Field, Narawntapu, north-west parks/reserves, South Bruny, Strahan, Lillico Beach and Tasman.

Details of activities are available from park/reserve offices and on the PWS website at www.parks.tas.gov.au