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History unlocked at Richmond Gaol

12/11/2018

Investment in the restoration of the Gaoler's House at Richmond Gaol will enhance the visitor experience at one of Tasmania's key historic sites.More

Campfire restrictions in national parks and reserves

09/11/2018

Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will come in to place from next Wednesday (November 14) at identified Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.More

Godfreys Beach penguin viewing platform open

07/11/2018

The development of a new penguin viewing platform at Godfreys Beach at The Nut State Reserve in Stanley has recently been completed by the Parks and Wildlife Service.More

Tasmania's Parks and Reserves - Activities

Introduction

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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.