Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Discovery program continues at Mt Field

THE Discovery Ranger Summer Program continues at many of the state's national parks this week, including Mt Field National Park in the Derwent Valley. A Discovery Ranger will offer free fun and educational activities at various times.

Friday, January 6
3pm – "Eww! What’s on my shoe?" (come and go, until 5 pm). Have your boots cleaned and learn some simple outdoor hygiene tips to help you protect the places you love from nasty environmental hitchhikers. Meet at the big stump, halfway along Russell Falls track.
8.30pm – Creatures of the Night (1 hour, places limited). What goes bump in the night? Bring your torch and find out as we discover the nocturnal inhabitants of Mt Field National Park! Book at the Visitor Centre to secure your place.

Saturday, January 7
11.30am – Rainforest Wonders (1 hour). Come on a short walk with Discovery Ranger Cat and uncover the secrets of the Russell Falls rainforest walk. Meet at the William Crooke shelter behind the Visitors Centre.
1.30 pm – A Devil’s Breakfast (come and go, until 3.30 pm). What does a devil eat for breakfast and is it still breakfast if you wake up with the moon? Meet at the Big Stump along the Russell Falls Track.

Sunday, January 8
2.30 pm – Tales of Tall Trees (1.5 hours). Come for a walk through these majestic forests and learn about some of the stories hidden among the branches. Meet at the Tall Trees car park.
8.30pm – Creatures of the Night (1 hour, places limited). What goes bump in the night? Bring your torch and find out as we discover the nocturnal inhabitants of Mt Field National Park! Book at the Visitor Centre to secure your place.

Monday, January 9
10am – Rainforest Wonders (1 hour). Come on a short walk with Discovery Ranger Cat and uncover the secrets of the Russell Falls rainforest walk. Meet at the William Crooke shelter behind the Visitors Centre.
1.30 pm – Art in the bush (1 hour). Let your creativity run wild making temporary works of art from the natural materials all around you, families welcome. Meet at the William Crooke shelter behind the Visitor Centre.

All activities are free. Bring sun and rain protection to activities. Activities may be cancelled in bad weather. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, see www.parks.tas.gov.au or call Discovery Ranger Catherine on 0428 407 598.

Click here for more information about visiting Mt Field National Park. Bilingual Discovery Rangers will also be available at Mt Field to assist Chinese-speaking visitors.

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