Our Latest News

Mt Strzelecki walk back on track

28/06/2019

Flinders Island's Mt Strzelecki walking track has received an upgrade which will improve the experience for walkers and visitors, as well as environmental management.More

New car park for Ben Lomond National Park

28/06/2019

A new visitor carpark is now complete at Ben Lomond National Park. The car park will be opened to visitors and fully operational in the coming weeks in time for this winter's first major snow fall.More

Planned burn success on Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area sites

28/06/2019

The Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area experienced significant wildfire events between January and March this year, yet there are still areas that require pro-active fire management for the protection and conservation of the area's values.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. An extended summer program is currently running in some parks and reserves - see details.


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.