Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Last days for discovery ranger program

THE discovery ranger program at Mt Field National Park is entering its last days for this summer season. The final roster runs from Australia Day tomorrow (Thursday), until Sunday, January 29

PLEASE NOTE: All activities are free. Please 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.

Thursday, January 26
2pm – Bush Tucker and Cultural Conversations (1.5 hours): Life sustains life and around Mt Field there is so much life to explore! Touch, smell and taste some of the wild foods that sustained Tasmanian Aboriginal people through at least two ice ages. Learn about the skills and tools that helped them to thrive all around Tasmania with experienced Aboriginal guide Trish Hodge. Meet at the Russell Crooke Shelter behind the Visitor’s Centre.
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.

Friday, January 27
Noon – Rainforest Wonders (1 hour): Come on a short walk with Discovery Ranger Cat and uncover the ancient secrets of the rainforest along the Russell Falls track. Meet at the William Crooke shelter behind the Visitors Centre.
2.30pm – "Eww! What’s on my shoe?" (no official meeting time, come and go as desired until 4:30 pm): The discovery ranger will be cleaning boots and giving some simple outdoor hygiene tips to help you protect the places you love from nasty environmental hitchhikers. Stopover on your way into the Visitors Centre.

Saturday, January 28
3pm – Tales of Tall Trees (1 hour): Come face to trunk with some of the tallest trees in the world and learn about some of the secrets hidden in the branches. Meet at the Tall Trees carpark.
6pm – Yoga in the Park (1 hour): Show off your downward devil or try your hand at an echidnasana or a tall tree pose. Sure to tickle your funny bone, this activity is the perfect preparation for a day spent wandering Mt Field’s wonderful walks. Meet at the southern end of the grassy oval near the campground.
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.

Sunday, January 29
9am – "Eww! What’s on my shoe?" (no official meeting time, come and go as desired, until 11am): The discovery ranger will be cleaning boots and giving some simple outdoor hygiene tips to help you protect the places you love from nasty environmental hitchhikers. Stopover on your way into the Visitors Centre.

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