Friday, January 8, 2016

New batch of activities at Mt Field

THE Discovery Ranger Summer Program resumes today at Mt Field National Park after a break of several days.

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 8
8.30pm – Mt Field after Dark. The fall of night is a busy time as many creatures awake. Book early at the Mt Field Visitor Centre to secure a spot on a nocturnal walk – it will be a late one. (1.5hrs.)

Saturday, January 9
10.30am – Close-up photography. Can you take close up photographs of small things? Bring your camera along to find out! Beginners welcome. Meet at the William Crooke shelter behind the Visitor Centre. (1hr.)
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).

Sunday, January 10
3pm – Bush Poetry workshop. What inspires you about the Tasmanian bush? Learn how to capture your memories in verse at a workshop at the William Crooke Shelter behind the Visitor Centre.
8pm – Bush Poetry. In 2016 Mt Field National Park celebrates its centenary. Join the celebration with a bush poetry recital at the campground – bring your favourite child-friendly poems.

Monday, January 11
3pm – In pursuit of the Platypus. One of the strangest animals in the world lives in the waterways of Mt Field. Learn about these fascinating monotremes with Discovery Ranger Alex. Meet at the Visitor Centre.
8.30pm – Mt Field after Dark. The fall of night is a busy time as many creatures awake. Book early at the Mt Field Visitor Centre to secure a spot on a nocturnal walk – it will be a late one. (1.5hrs.)

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