Our Latest News

Tarkine Drive visitor facility upgrades

17/09/2018

A tender has been advertised for upgrades to visitor sites on the Tarkine Drive.More

New improved Fortescue Bay boat ramp

14/09/2018

Work has been completed on a major upgrade of the Fortescue Bay boat ramp on the Tasman Peninsula.More

Next steps on the new Cradle Mountain visitor experience

10/09/2018

A key milestone has been reached in the project to transform Cradle Mountain into a new world-class experience with the release of the Dove Lake Viewing Shelter Development Proposal and Environmental Impact Statement (DPEIS) for public comment.More

Education Services

 
Our educational programs aim to:

  • Connect people to their parks and reserves, and the heritage values inherent within them.
  • Encourage visitors, school children and community groups to conserve Tasmania’s natural and cultural heritage.
  • Use parks and reserves as a platform to improve the community’s health and wellbeing.
  • Support disadvantaged sections of the Tasmanian community.

We provide Educational Group Exemptions from National Park entry fees for groups visiting for educational purposes.

We have a pool of exceptional discovery rangers that can support your educational pursuits. Contact 1300 TASPARKS (1300 827 727) or Parkseducation@parks.tas.gov.au for details.

Discovery Ranger Program

Each year more than 30,000 people enjoy a variety of free, fun and educational activities through this award-winning Program. Details of the program will be made available closer to the upcoming summer.

Schools Visits and Community Events

Our highly experienced discovery rangers deliver:

    • Curriculum-linked classroom lessons
    • Facilitate field excursions
    • Support community-based organisations
    • Participate in educational events.

Maria Island Discovery Camps

Tasmanian students have the opportunity to discover the rich heritage and experience native wildlife at a new Parks and Wildlife Service School Discovery Camp on Maria Island.

Raptor Refuge Education Program

Inspiring students about birds of prey, see rehabilitated birds up close and learn ways to help protect them through this curriculum-linked partnership with the Raptor Refuge of Tasmania.

WildSC'OOL Program

Schools that demonstrate a commitment to the environment by undertaking environmental education programs are eligible for participation in our WildSC'OOL program.

 Download our information pack about the education opportunities that we provide! 

In 2018 the Schools Program was recognised as United Nations Regional Centre of Expertise therefore eligible to be a member of Education for Sustainability Tasmania (EfS). Members of this organisation contribute to education for sustainability in Tasmania and through EfS share collective experiences to streamline collaborations and mutual learning opportunities.