Discovery Rangers on duty again at Mt Field

VISITORS to national parks and reserves throughout Tasmania including Mt Field National Park will be able to learn more about the state’s reserves and natural spaces this summer through the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) Discovery Ranger Program which has returned for another season. 

The program of activities started at Mt Field on December 27 and other locations include Bruny Island, Freycinet,, Maria Island, Narawntapu, Cradle Mountain, Stanley, the Tasman Peninsula​, the North-East and the West Coast​.

The program blends education and enjoyment, connecting locals and visitors to the natural and cultural heritage of Tasmania. Activities are tailored to the locations chosen for the program and are flexible to suit the weather, age of participants and size of the groups that attend.

The Discovery Rangers will not only hold activities within a range of national parks, but also reserves and local communities right around the state. ​

MT FIELD SUMMER RANGER PROGRAM

Saturday 30th December 2023
* 11am-1pm: Devil & Bones Discovery Table. Meet outside the Visitor Centre.
* 2-4pm: X Marks the Spot. Look for Discovery Ranger Tom roving outside the Visitor Centre.

Sunday 31st December 2023
* 10am-noon: Invasive Species Discovery Table. Meet outside Visitor Centre.
* 2-3pm: Identify That Animal! Meet in the Fagus Room inside the Visitor Centre.

Monday 1st January 2024
* 11am-1pm: Pollination Discovery Table. Meet outside Visitor Centre.
* 3-5pm: X Marks the Spot. Look for Discovery Ranger Tom roving outside the Visitor Centre.

Thursday 4th January 2024
* 11am-noon: Biology Lab – Plant & Animal Identification. Meet Outside Visitor Centre.
* 2-3pm: Identify That Animal! Meet in the Fagus Room inside the Visitor Centre.

Friday 5th January 2024
* 11am -1pm: Invasive Species Discovery Table. Meet outside Visitor Centre.
* 3- 4pm: Create a Food Web. Meet outside Visitor Centre.

Saturday 6th January 2023
* 12.30-2.30pm: Devil & Bones Discovery Table. Meet outside the Visitor Centre.
* 3.30-4.30pm: X Marks the Spot. Look for Discovery Ranger Tom roving outside the Visitor Centre.

Sunday 7th January 2024
* 11am-1pm: Invasive Species Discovery Table. Meet outside Visitor Centre.
* 3-4pm: Russell Falls Guided Walk. Meet at the start of the Russell Falls Track.

All activities are free but park entry fees apply. Please bring sun and rain protection. Activities may be cancelled in bad weather or unsafe conditions. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Phone Discovery Ranger Tom on 0477 924 020 for any inquiries regarding this program. BE COVID SAFE: do not attend activities if you are unwell or suspect you have been in contact with COVID-19.

Keep up to date with the Discovery Ranger program online.

See more Derwent Valley and Central Highlands news online and read our print edition every second Friday.

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