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New lease of life for original lighthouse vents

15/05/2018

As part of the ongoing conservation of the Cape Bruny and Maatsuyker Island lighthouses, a team effort has been underway to restore the original bronze vents from the lighthouses' lantern rooms.More

Record visitor numbers at Highfield Historic Site

09/05/2018

Visitation numbers at Highfield Historic Site in Stanley have reached a record high, with 12,535 people visiting in the 12 months ending March 2018.More

Cradle Mountain shuttle bus tender awarded

08/05/2018

A new bus fleet featuring environmentally friendly technology and vehicles with improved accessibility and increased capacity will help to meet increasing visitor numbers following the awarding of the tender to McDermott Coaches.More

E-Sets – Environmental Education Activity Notesheets

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Welcome to the Parks and Wildlife Service’s Environmental, Educational and Electronic set of notes for teachers - the E-Sets.  These note sets have been designed to assist teachers in planning and implementing an environmental education unit.

The E-sets have been been developed as a part of the Australian School Innovation in Science, Technology and Mathematics Project funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training as a part of the Boosting Innovation in Science, Technology and Mathematics Teaching (BISTMT) Programme.

Our complete E-sets series is listed below. All are available as PDFs which can be easily printed. You will need the free Acrobat Reader from Adobe to view PDFs.

E-Sets Welcome Page

Themes

There are seven E-Sets in the series, each caters for a specific age range.

Lower Primary

Middle Primary

Lower Secondary

Wonder of Waterways

Water is a precious resource. Humans, plants and wildlife need it to survive. This unit is about learning where water comes from, how it’s used and how to look after it sustainably.

Urban Wildlife

Humans who live in built-up areas share their daily lives with native animals. This unit provides opportunities for students to learn about the animals that live in urban communities and what they need to survive.

Foreshores Futures

By applying scientific field research methods students can learn about foreshore ecosystems and their values.

Wetland Communities

This unit is designed to increase students understanding and awareness of wetlands. Students can participate in role play, wildlife walks and bird identification activities

Working for Parks

Through this unit students can learn about the variety of jobs within the Parks and Wildlife Service in Tasmania. Roleplays, brainstorms, mindmaps and 3D models allow for cross curriculum learning.

Valuing Rainforests

The flora and fauna of Tasmanian rainforests are unique. Though this unit, students can learn about how the rainforest is used and how it is valued.

Precious Parks

National Parks can be many things to different people. They are a refuge for plants and animals. Students focus on interviews and surveys to find out what values are given to a local protected area.