Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Year fun at Mt Field

THE Discovery Ranger Summer Program continues into the New Year at many national parks, including Mt Field National Park in the Derwent Valley. A Discovery Ranger will offer free fun and educational activities at various times.

Bring sunscreen, sturdy shoes and a hat for all daytime activities. Programmed activities may change in adverse weather.

Friday, January 1
11am – 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. (1hr).

Saturday, January 2
11am – 100 metres of Wonder. 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. (1hr).
3pm – Feral Peril. Introduced animals are a major threat to many iconic Tasmanian species. Learn how to identify and reduce these threats. Meet at the Interpretation Centre. (1hr).

Sunday, January 3
11am – Eww! What’s on my shoe? Have your boots cleaned and find out what you can do to help protect Tasmania’s bush and waterways. Come and chat with Discovery Ranger Alex behind the Visitor Centre.
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. (1hr).

Monday, January 4
11am – Really Big Trees. Get a new perspective on trees, landscape, 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. (1hr.)

Next activities Friday, January 8.

Full details are on the Parks and Wildlife Service website.

PLEASE NOTE: These activities are free, but a valid Park Pass is required for activities in the national park. Wear appropriate clothing, sunblock, insect 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 inquiries about the Discovery Program at Mt Field contact Alex Dudley on 0428 407 598.

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