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Discovery Rangers Open the Door to Learning and Fun


The Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Brian Wightman recently launched the Summer Discovery Ranger program – kicking-off an exciting calendar of events and activities.

The program starts on December 28th and runs until February 3rd, showcasing the best of Tasmania’s inspiring national parks, reserves and other natural places.

“Summer is a wonderful time to get outdoors and celebrate how lucky we are to live in a beautiful, natural place like Tasmania,” Mr Wightman said.

“This program offers many opportunities, from viewing penguins and shearwaters on the north-west coast, learning about bush tucker on the Tasman Peninsula, to beach-combing and rock pool rambles at several coastal sites.

“The activities are led by a skilled and passionate team of rangers, who provide a really memorable experience,” he said.

The Discovery Ranger program has delighted young and old participants for more than 30 years.

Rangers will be based at 15 parks and reserves across the state, providing a wide range of free programs for all ages.

Visitors are encouraged to check their local Park or reserve noticeboard and community noticeboards, or visit the Parks and Wildlife Service website for the program of events at www.parks.tas.gov.au (General flyer including locations now available, site programs will be posted before Christmas)

Discovery Rangers Open the Door to Learning and Fun

Summer Discovery Rangers provide free, fun and educational activities at selected parks and reserves