Discovery Rangers in training
Discovery Rangers in training (photograph: Ingrid Albion)

Discovery Ranger Program 2019 - 2020

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​​Visitors to national parks throughout Tasmania will be able to learn more about our reserves and natural spaces this summer when the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service Discovery Ranger Program (DRP) returns for another season.  
Some 25 staff in 15 locations will blend entertainment, education and enjoyment at free events at locations including Bruny Island, Lillico, Bridport, St Helens, Smithton, Stanley, Nubeena and Scottsdale. Activities run from December through​ to January. At Freycinet, Mt Field and Cradle Mountain activities will continue through until February 2020.

Aiming to connect people to the natural and cultural heritage of Tasmania, activities are tailored to the unique locations chosen for the program and are flexible to suit the weather, age of participants and size of the groups that attend.

Five Aboriginal Discovery Rangers will present Tasmania’s rich Aboriginal heritage to park and reserve visitors and community members across the state.​

Mandarin-speaking Discovery Rangers will highlight the wonders of national parks at Mt Field, Cradle Mountain, Freycinet and Maria Island.

The Discovery Rangers will not only hold activities within a range of national parks, but also reserves and local communities right around the state. 

The Discovery Ranger program is a flagship extension program of the PWS and has been operating for more than 40 years.​

Program information for the month of events is available on our Discovery and Learning page​

Published 31/01/2020