Monday, January 5, 2015

More fun at Mt Field

THE discovery ranger program at Mt Field National Park continues this week, but will take a break until Thursday.

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

Thursday, January 8
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.)
3pm – Creepy Crawlies. Invertebrates are bizarre and beautiful, fascinating and sometimes fearsome. Join this remarkable photographic presentation in the Fagus Room at the Visitor Centre. (1hr.)

Friday, January 9
9.30am – Photographing Nature. Create lasting memories of your visit to Mt Field as you unlock the potential of your digital camera. Beginners welcome! Meet at the William Crooke shelter behind the Visitor Centre. (1 hr.)
3pm – Up the Creek. Tasmania’s waterways are generally healthy - but how healthy are they? Learn how you can keep them pristine as you meet some of our aquatic friends. Meet at the Visitor Centre. (1hr.)

Saturday & Sunday, January 11-12
Mt Field Picnic Weekend. A variety of interpretive presentations will be occurring throughout the weekend, including discovery tables, photographic presentations and guided walks. Check the whiteboard at the Visitor Centre for the weather-dependent activities with the Discovery Ranger.

Full details are on the Parks and Wildlife Service websiteActivities 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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