Our Latest News

PWS Public Safety Update

18/01/2019

As assessment of the fire situation continues, access to some parks and reserve areas are being managed for public safety.More

PWS Update - Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park

18/01/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is responding to a fire west of the Labyrinth in the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park that was identified late this afternoon.More

PWS Public Safety Alert

16/01/2019

There has been considerable thunderstorm activity across the state overnight. Some fires have started in remote areas and the situation is being assessed as a matter of urgency.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. See details of the activities happening this summer.


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.