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New picnic facilities for Penny's Lagoon


The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed the construction of a new picnic shelter at Penny's Lagoon within the Lavinia State Reserve on King Island.

Celebrating World Ranger Day


The work of Tasmania's rangers is vital in the daily management of our 19 national parks and more than 800 reserves, encompassing approximately 50 per cent of the State.

Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation


Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.More

Westerway Primary WildSC'OOL

On 1 March 2016, Westerway Primary finally became a WildsC’OOL. Local Wildcare Inc volunteer Larissa Giddings along with staff and friends of Mt Field National Park are working with Wendy Holdsworth’s Grade 3-4 students to enhance their environmental education program which will include practical outcomes such as planting wildlife corridors, protecting their local areas and learning lifelong skills.

Already the students have been learning about the local native animals and have plans to promote and protect their local platypus habitat. Students have excitedly been preparing for Mt Field National Parks 100 year birthday, baking cupcakes and working on artwork that showcases the spectacular autumn beech leaves and some of their favourite native animals. These will be displayed at the Fagus Festival on 23-24 April 2016. 

The Westerway WildSC'OOL program is designed to build a long-term partnership with Mount Field National Park and other local reserves.

Westerway WildSC'OOL students prepare for an outing to discover platypuses.
Learning about the egg-laying mammals - they monotremes.
In search of the elusive platypus.
Further details of the Westerway WildSc'ool activities can be found in their school newsletter [PDF 3.8MB]