Our Latest News

New picnic facilities for Penny's Lagoon

08/08/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed the construction of a new picnic shelter at Penny's Lagoon within the Lavinia State Reserve on King Island.
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Celebrating World Ranger Day

31/07/2018

The work of Tasmania's rangers is vital in the daily management of our 19 national parks and more than 800 reserves, encompassing approximately 50 per cent of the State.
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Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation

22/03/2018

Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.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.