Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Summer fun at Mt Field

THE annual Discovery Ranger Summer Program is under way once again at many national parks, including Mt Field National Park in the Derwent Valley. A Discovery Ranger will offer free fun and educational activities at the following times:

Wednesday, December 31
8.30pm – Quiz Night. Fun and frivolity reign supreme when education mates with entertainment. Team up and test your knowledge of Tasmanian parks at the Fagus Room in the Visitor Centre. (1 hr.)

Thursday, January 1
10.30am – How to be a Naturalist. Learn about the life-enhancing benefits of the study of natural history, whatever “ology” you choose. Meet Discovery Ranger Alex outside the Visitor Centre. (1 hr.)
3.30pm – Tasmanian Wildlife. Learn about the creatures that make Tasmania special through a spectacular and entertaining photographic presentation. Meet in the Fagus Room in the Visitor Centre. (1 hr.)

Friday, January 2
10.30am – Ecology is Everything! Join Discovery Ranger Alex on a short nature walk and have your eyes opened to a new world at your feet. Meet at the William Crooke shelter behind the Visitor Centre. (1 hr.)
3pm – Feral Peril. Introduced animals and plants are a major threat to many iconic Tasmanian species. Learn how to identify and reduce these threats. Meet at the Interpretation Centre. (1 hr.)

Saturday, January 3
10am-noon – Roving Ranger. The friendly Discovery Ranger will be on the Russell Falls Track. Have all your Tassie wildlife questions answered, and get some local knowledge along the way.
3pm – Weird, Wild and Wonderful. Discover some of Australia’s spectacular and bizarre fauna with Discovery Ranger (and photographer) Alex. Meet at the Fagus Room in the Visitor Centre. (1 hr.)

Sunday, January 4
10am – Really Big Trees. Get a new perspective on trees, landscape, big time, the history and future of humanity and your place within it. Meet at the Tall Trees Car Park. (1.5hrs.)
3pm – Art in the Bush. Discover your inner artist using natural materials to make temporary works of spiritual expression. Meet at the William Crooke shelter behind the Visitor Centre. (1 hr.)

The program continues until January 12. Full details are on the Parks and Wildlife Service website.

Activities are free, but a Park Pass is required for activities in the park. Wear appropriate
clothing, sunblock, repellent and footwear. Activities may be cancelled in adverse weather (check with visitor centre staff). Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For further information about the program at Mt Field contact Discovery Ranger Alex on 0428 407 598.

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