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New lease of life for original lighthouse vents

15/05/2018

As part of the ongoing conservation of the Cape Bruny and Maatsuyker Island lighthouses, a team effort has been underway to restore the original bronze vents from the lighthouses' lantern rooms.More

Record visitor numbers at Highfield Historic Site

09/05/2018

Visitation numbers at Highfield Historic Site in Stanley have reached a record high, with 12,535 people visiting in the 12 months ending March 2018.More

Cradle Mountain shuttle bus tender awarded

08/05/2018

A new bus fleet featuring environmentally friendly technology and vehicles with improved accessibility and increased capacity will help to meet increasing visitor numbers following the awarding of the tender to McDermott Coaches.More

Tasmania's Parks and Reserves - Activities

Introduction

Maatsuyker Island

Tasmania's national parks are rapidly becoming known across the world for their natural beauty, pristine environment, and the opportunities they provide for people to experience the wild, unspoilt outdoors of Tasmania. Within this educational resource you will learn about Tasmania's natural heritage and the fabulous treasures found within our national parks.

See the full Index of Activity Sheets and Background Notes.

Our topics include:

1. Our National Parks - living treasure 

Find out what is special about national parks and why they are so important.

2. Discover our parks 

Gather information on parks and reserves around Tasmania – discover the animals and plants living there plus their geological, historical and cultural features and things you can do and see.

3. Looking after National Parks 

Who works in parks? Meet some of our rangers and other staff. Find out how parks are managed and the qualifications required to work in a park.

4. School excursions 

What better way to learn about Tasmania's parks than to visit them? Discover ideas for educational visits to Tasmania's national parks and reserves.

5. Games and puzzles 

A wide range of entertaining and educational games and puzzles

Activities have been broadly categorised as follows:

  • LP – Lower Primary
  • P – Primary
  • S – Secondary
  • SS – Senior Secondary

Many activities are suitable for all levels depending on how the teacher chooses to use the information. Many are available as both PDFs and as online interactives.