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.
Free guided walks are offered by our friendly volunteer guides who will lead you on a walk of discovery and enjoyment in the bushland, through the landscaped parklands or around the Botanic Garden while enjoying the panoramic views, learning about the fascinating diversity of plants and discovering the European and Indigenous heritage. Free guided walks are offered in Kings Park and Bold Park.
Public workshops on a range of topics including photography, art, nature, horticulture and gardening are offered during the Kings Park Festival. Refer to the Kings Park events calendar for more details.
Kings Park Education
Curriculum-based school programs are offered for students from kindergarten through to tertiary as part of the Kings Park Education service. Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park offers a unique location to complement the programs with an enquiry-based and explorative learning approach.
Key conservation messages are portrayed through signage, public art and publications. People learn in different ways and require exposure to a variety of stimulus, in order to absorb, understand, appreciate and connect with the world around them. Kings Park's detailed signage plan provides public education using consistent layered themes that are not intrusive to the surrounding environment. One sign alone doesn't impart the key take home messages. It is the combined layering effect of the 'unconscious beauty' of the ordered garden, the standardised design and structure of a series of signs, the interactions with staff and the experiences the visitors have encountered that subliminally conveys the 'take-home' messages.