Due to very high fire danger conditions today, Naturescape is closed and Kings Park afternoon guided walks may be cancelled.

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Understand the effects of fire in the bush

Find out what happens when a bushfire starts. What happens to the animals? Who puts out the fires? Learn about the dangers of fire and its effect on native plants and animals. Learn how to stay safe with a special visit from a Kings Park Fire Fighter and take part in a short bush walk to immerse yourself in the natural environment.

'The highlight was seeing the children so engaged with nature.' - Year 1 Teacher

Outcomes

By the end of this program students will:

  • Identify the types of plants and animals living in the Australian bush, and their needs
  • Recognise some of the impacts of fire on the bush (e.g. long regeneration process)
  • Differentiate between 'good' and 'bad' fires
  • Have an increased awareness of the dangers of playing with, or lighting, fires and some of the consequences for people, plants and animals
  • Identify some external features of a number of Australian plants and animals
  • Recognise the procedures to follow in a fire emergency
  • Understand the role of firefighters and the basic fire-fighting equipment they use.

Bookings are essential and fees apply.

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Bold Park access disruption

Vehicle access will be restricted in Bold Park from 5.30 am - 10.30 am on Sunday 24 November 2019 due to a community cycling event.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden from November 2019 until February 2020 due to concert events.

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Recycling trash to treasure

From the creative to the innovative, Kings Park and Botanic Garden is proud to showcase some of our best initiatives during National Recycling Week 2019.

2018-19 annual report now available

Excellent results in research, conservation and visitor experiences have been recorded in the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority’s 2018-19 annual report, which is now available online.

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