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Your Outdoor Classroom at the Arboretum

Education program

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Our experienced volunteer team is highly skilled and cater for a broad range of visitors from school groups K-12 to adult interest groups.

A diverse range of activities are on offer. These include guided walks; tree planting (during Arbor "Week") and identification; platypus and bird viewing; snakes and reptile displays; native animal displays; bird watching and bird hide activities; giant fresh water lobster and burrowing crayfish; photo trails; industrial heritage walks; water-watch and land-care activities; bush walks through native forest reserve areas include fungi and bush food identification.

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In May our extended Arbor Week experience is offered over a three week period with visiting experts and displays which are integrated with our usual program offerings. In a typical year over 900 students enjoy the experiences we have to offer. Whilst specifically designed for schools this is also open to interested groups.

Programs can be designed to suit visitor focus as well, prior discussion required. A whole day visit is recommended to gain maximum benefit and return seasonal visits are encouraged to allow for the diversity of the Arboretum to be experienced. The charge for these programs is $40 per class.

Support for Teachers

For any teacher considering a trip to the the Tasmanian Arboretum as a school excursion we offer a draft Risk Management Plan. Click here to download the document.

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Initial enquiries to the Tasmanian Arboretum by phone 6427 2690 or email.

For Arbor Week bookings and related enquiries email Lee Cole giving details of classes, numbers and preferred dates etc.

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