Our Latest News

Seasonal campfire restrictions commence in national parks and reserves

25/09/2019

Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will come in to place from Saturday 28th September at identified Parks and Wildlife Service campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.More

Fly Neighbourly Advice for the Tasman National Park

24/08/2019

Public comment is invited on the draft Tasman National Park Fly Neighbourly Advice. The draft Fly Neighbourly Advice has been prepared by the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service in response to increasing air traffic over the Tasman National Park.More

Hybrid diesel-electric shuttle buses at Cradle Mountain - a first for National p

19/08/2019

When you next visit Cradle Mountain you will be able to step aboard one of the new hybrid, diesel-electric, shuttle buses on your trip to Dove Lake. These new buses will reduce emissions and deliver a quieter, all mobility friendly, visitor experience.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.