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Welcome to the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority's news, keeping you up-to-date with what's happening in Kings Park and Bold Park. You may like to view our social media stream, subscribe to one of our newsletters or browse the media section and science highlights.

Please note that these news items served a particular purpose at a particular time and may have been superseded. They may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. They may link or refer to web pages or documents that have moved.

More than 100,000 visitors flocked to Kings Park for the opening of the 2017 Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF) from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 February, to experience an audio-visual feast of Nyoongar culture and Western Australia’s biodiversity.

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Kings Park Education has some brilliant surprises for students this year, including new lesson locations and fantastic new programs!

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New designs including a large rockpool and 'sky scramble' have been announced for an exciting new development in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park.

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If you fancy yourself as a budding scientist, you can help us with a new 'citizen science' project in Bold Park.

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Kings Park and UWA Scientists Dr Todd Erickson, Dr David Merritt, and Assistant Professor Andrew Guzzomi have won a top prize at the 2016 WA Innovator of the Year awards.

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2016 has been jam-packed with achievements, success, friendships and fun for our 869 active volunteers in Kings Park and Bold Park.

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Protecting Western Australia’s rich biodiversity while enabling economic development will be easier in the future thanks to a new scientific collaboration and co-ordination efforts actively supported by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority.

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From 5.20 pm 14 November 2016, the highly anticipated ‘super moon’ will rise over Perth on what is expected to be a warm and perfectly clear evening.

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Big changes are coming to Kings Park Education in 2017! Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be closed to all visitors, including school groups, in 2017 to make way for a super-exciting Stage 2 development.

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An exciting opportunity is now available to join the award-winning Kings Park Volunteer Guides!

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Seed experts from around the world are gathering in Kings Park this October for a cutting edge science workshop about the characteristics of seeds.

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Around half a million flora lovers flocked to the 2016 Kings Park Festival during September to enjoy a bumper wildflower season.

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