Say hello to our talented and passionate crew who love nature, education and being creative! Every day they come up with new fun activities for you to try at home.

Emma Schoknecht


Hi, my name is Emma. I am a discovery and learning leader at Kings Park.

I coordinate nature activities in Rio Tinto Naturescape and present Zippy’s Kings Park Adventures, our early learning program for 3 – 5 year olds.

I love spending time in nature and love seeing birds, quendas and insects enjoying my garden as much as I do.

John Dagnall


Hi, my name is John and I’m a nature activities leader in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park.  

I get to welcome thousands of visitors to Rio Tinto Naturescape every year and help engage them with our unique environment.   
I am currently studying Environmental Biology at Curtin University. I am very passionate about nature and I enjoy all kinds of sports! 

Louise Tero


Hi, my name is Louise and I am a discovery and learning leader at Kings Park.

I work in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park and I teach 3 to 5-year olds about nature in our Zippy’s Kings Park Adventures community program.

I love nature and I love being outside. I live in Belmont with my family and pets including four ducks, two chickens and a dog; and lots of trees in my backyard!

Marnie Giroud


Hi, my name is Marnie and I'm a community engagement officer at Kings Park.

I design and run programs for the community to get involved in at Kings Park.

I’m a conservation artist, wildlife carer and educator and I love our unique wildlife and natural places.

I love discovering and learning and sharing with others and that is why I love my job at Kings Park!

Ricky Walley


Hi, my name is Ricky.

I am a proud Noongar yok (woman) with connections to seven of the 14 Noongar nations.

I have a passion for Aboriginal language preservation and education. I am an education officer at Kings Park and I teach Noongar culture and heritage and help plan and run Kings Park Education’s cultural heritage events.


The wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff is our number one priority during the current COVID-19 situation. We are closely monitoring and responding to Government health advice and putting extra measures in place to protect our staff, volunteers and visitors.

Connect to protect your bike

Did you know more than 9,000 bicycles are reported stolen in Western Australia each year?

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Summer science scholarships

Attention science students! Applications are now open for the 2020-21 Kings Park summer science scholarships for tertiary students.

BGPA 2019-20 annual report

Connecting community, conserving flora and conserving identity is the theme of the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority’s 2019-20 annual report which is now available online.

Invitation to comment

The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is seeking community feedback on the Draft Kings Park and Botanic Garden Management Plan 2021-2025 that will guide park management over the next five years.

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