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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

E-Sets – Environmental Education Activity Notesheets

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Welcome to the Parks and Wildlife Service’s Environmental, Educational and Electronic set of notes for teachers - the E-Sets.  These note sets have been designed to assist teachers in planning and implementing an environmental education unit.

The E-sets have been been developed as a part of the Australian School Innovation in Science, Technology and Mathematics Project funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training as a part of the Boosting Innovation in Science, Technology and Mathematics Teaching (BISTMT) Programme.

Our complete E-sets series is listed below. All are available as PDFs which can be easily printed. You will need the free Acrobat Reader from Adobe to view PDFs.

E-Sets Welcome Page

Themes

There are seven E-Sets in the series, each caters for a specific age range.

Lower Primary

Middle Primary

Lower Secondary

Wonder of Waterways

Water is a precious resource. Humans, plants and wildlife need it to survive. This unit is about learning where water comes from, how it’s used and how to look after it sustainably.

Urban Wildlife

Humans who live in built-up areas share their daily lives with native animals. This unit provides opportunities for students to learn about the animals that live in urban communities and what they need to survive.

Foreshores Futures

By applying scientific field research methods students can learn about foreshore ecosystems and their values.

Wetland Communities

This unit is designed to increase students understanding and awareness of wetlands. Students can participate in role play, wildlife walks and bird identification activities

Working for Parks

Through this unit students can learn about the variety of jobs within the Parks and Wildlife Service in Tasmania. Roleplays, brainstorms, mindmaps and 3D models allow for cross curriculum learning.

Valuing Rainforests

The flora and fauna of Tasmanian rainforests are unique. Though this unit, students can learn about how the rainforest is used and how it is valued.

Precious Parks

National Parks can be many things to different people. They are a refuge for plants and animals. Students focus on interviews and surveys to find out what values are given to a local protected area.