Education

Kings Park volunteersKings Park and Botanic Garden, and Bold Park are iconic Perth landmarks steeped in history, culture and natural beauty. Managed by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, staff are committed to promoting appreciation and understanding of Western Australia’s unique biodiversity and motivating visitors to join with us in its conservation.

All forms of education by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority are based on three simple 'take-home' messages:

  1. Kings Park and Bold Park are special places
  2. Western Australia has unique biodiversity
  3. You Can Do It! - a call to environmental action for ecological sustainability.

The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority offers a variety of community education opportunities including free guided walks, school programs, public workshops, volunteer opportunities and interpretation through signage, public art and publications.

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The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority enjoys an international reputation in biodiversity conservation science, undertaking integrated research focused on practical outcomes in native plant biology, rare plant conservation and bushland restoration. Successful conservation outcomes are achieved through world-class research and strategic alliances with industry, land managers, the community and other research organisations.

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The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority provides opportunities for students to work alongside qualified and experienced staff while studying at TAFE for qualifications in horticultural, arboriculture or conservation and land management.

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Practical on-site education is available for all enthusiastic members of the public in a variety of volunteer roles. Thousands of Western Australians generously give their time in Kings Park and Bold Park each year.

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