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PWS - Fires update and impacts

20/02/2019

Background: A number of fires were ignited by dry lightning that crossed the state in late December 2018 and mid-January 2019. The storms of 15 January 2019 resulted in approximately 2,400 lightning strikes and caused over 60 new ignitions.More

PWS Fire Update - Friday 15 February 2019

15/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened today (Friday 15 February).More

PWS Fire Update - Thursday 14 February 2019

14/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened.More

Education Resources

  • Hastings Cave Education Resources

    The Hastings Cave and Thermal Springs Education Resource consists of a range of Activity Sheets and Background Information. A diverse array of topics are covered.

  • Birds of Prey Education Resource

    A range of curriculum ideas and activity sheets focusing on raptors - birds of prey.

  • Tasmania's Parks and Reserves - Activities

    An extensive teacher educational resource with student activities and background notes covering the values, significance and opportunities of national parks and reserves.

  • E-Sets – Environmental Education Activity Notesheets

    A wide range of Environmental, Educational and Electronic notes designed to assist teachers in planning and implementing an environmental education unit.

  • Threatened Species Kit (2003)

    This resource, specifically designed for school students, provides details on some of Tasmania's threatened species, as well as information on what determines whether a species is classed as vulnerable, endangered, extinct or rare.


Additional Resources

Factsheets

A comprehensive set of factsheets covering a wide range of topics. All are available as PDFs which can be easily printed.

PWSTasmania Youtube Channel
A selection of video/film relevant to Parks and reserves, sustainable tourism, outdoor education and environmental studies.

Shipwrecks and Sealers of Macquarie Island

Shipwrecks, Sealers and Scientists on Macquarie Island is an excellent, award-winning web site designed by students of Fahan School in conjunction with the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service.