Our Latest News

Draft Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan

15/01/2015

The Tasmanian Government has today released a draft of the updated Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan.More

New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience

14/01/2015

In the 1960s, visitor information signs at Lake St Clair warned of no trapping, hunting, shooting, picking shrubs, cutting timber and grazing stock. Times have changed, with a new sign installation helping Overland Track walkers to celebrate their walk.More

Overland trek guide for young adventurers

14/01/2015

Of the 8000 people who tackle the world-famous Overland Track each year, almost one in ten is under 18 years old. A new publication from the Parks and Wildlife Service recognises that the experience is different for children.More

Education Resources

  • Hastings Cave Education Resources

    The Hastings Cave and Thermal Springs Education Resource consists of a range of Activity Sheets and Background Information. A diverse array of topics are covered.

  • Birds of Prey Education Resource

    A range of curriculum ideas and activity sheets focusing on raptors - birds of prey.

  • Tasmania's Parks and Reserves - Activities

    An extensive teacher educational resource with student activities and background notes covering the values, significance and opportunities of national parks and reserves.

  • E-Sets – Environmental Education Activity Notesheets

    A wide range of Environmental, Educational and Electronic notes designed to assist teachers in planning and implementing an environmental education unit.

  • Threatened Species Kit (2003)

    This resource, specifically designed for school students, provides details on some of Tasmania's threatened species, as well as information on what determines whether a species is classed as vulnerable, endangered, extinct or rare.


Additional Resources

Factsheets

A comprehensive set of factsheets covering a wide range of topics. All are available as PDFs which can be easily printed.

PWSTasmania Youtube Channel
A selection of video/film relevant to Parks and reserves, sustainable tourism, outdoor education and environmental studies.

Shipwrecks and Sealers of Macquarie Island

Shipwrecks, Sealers and Scientists on Macquarie Island is an excellent, award-winning web site designed by students of Fahan School in conjunction with the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service.