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PWS Public Safety Update

17/01/2019

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is continuing to assess the fire situation and extract bushwalkers from fire-affected remote reserves and parks across the state.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

Gell River Fire update 14 January 2019 4.00 pm

15/01/2019

A fire is burning within the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, to the north of the Denison Range and through the Vale of Rasselas.More

Tasmania's Parks and Reserves - Activities

Introduction

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Tasmania's national parks are rapidly becoming known across the world for their natural beauty, pristine environment, and the opportunities they provide for people to experience the wild, unspoilt outdoors of Tasmania. Within this educational resource you will learn about Tasmania's natural heritage and the fabulous treasures found within our national parks.

See the full Index of Activity Sheets and Background Notes.

Our topics include:

1. Our National Parks - living treasure 

Find out what is special about national parks and why they are so important.

2. Discover our parks 

Gather information on parks and reserves around Tasmania – discover the animals and plants living there plus their geological, historical and cultural features and things you can do and see.

3. Looking after National Parks 

Who works in parks? Meet some of our rangers and other staff. Find out how parks are managed and the qualifications required to work in a park.

4. School excursions 

What better way to learn about Tasmania's parks than to visit them? Discover ideas for educational visits to Tasmania's national parks and reserves.

5. Games and puzzles 

A wide range of entertaining and educational games and puzzles

Activities have been broadly categorised as follows:

  • LP – Lower Primary
  • P – Primary
  • S – Secondary
  • SS – Senior Secondary

Many activities are suitable for all levels depending on how the teacher chooses to use the information. Many are available as both PDFs and as online interactives.