Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Last days for summer ranger program

Russell Falls in full flow after
last weekend's rain. More great
photos on Facebook.
THE discovery ranger program at Mt Field National Park is entering its last days for this summer season. The final roster runs from tomorrow (Thursday), until Monday (Australia Day).

All activities are free but park entry fees apply. Programmed activities may change in adverse weather. An adult must accompany children under 12. Bring sunscreen, sturdy shoes and a hat for all daytime activities.  For more information contact Discovery Ranger Alex on 0428 407 598.

Thursday, January 22
10.30am – Photographing Nature. Create lasting memories of your visit to Mt Field as you unlock the potential of your digital camera. Meet at the William Crooke shelter behind the Visitor Centre. (1 hr.)
2pm – Don’t Die in Oz. Learn about how easy it is to perish in the Australian bush and how easy it is to avoid an untimely death through a humorous presentation in the Fagus Room. (45 min.)

Friday, January 23
11am – 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.)
2pm – 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 24
10am–noon – Roving Ranger. The Discovery Ranger will be at the Mt Anne car park in the morning and around the South-West picnic areas for the rest of the day. Take the opportunity to learn about wilderness safety and care.

Sunday, January 25
11am – 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.)

Monday, January 26
10.30am – Falling Water, Falling Trees. Join Discovery Ranger Alex on a guided natural history walk to Russell Falls. Meet outside the Visitor Centre. (1 hr.)
2pm – Creepy Crawlies. Invertebrates are bizarre and beautiful, fascinating and sometimes fearsome. Join this remarkable presentation in the Fagus Room at the Visitor Centre. (1hr.)


For further information about the Discovery Program around Tasmania visit the Parks and Wildlife website at www.parks.tas.gov.au. 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 enquiries about the Discovery Program at Mt Field contact Alex Dudley on 0428 407 598.

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