Connect with Nature
Connect with Nature inspires an appreciation of Queensland’s natural and cultural heritage through activities that foster a sense of connection, understanding and appreciation for natural areas.
The program, offers a wide range of activities for adults, children and families in parks and forests as well as other locations.
Join a park ranger or specialist presenter to discover the wonders of the natural world. There’s something for everyone including school holiday activities, activities at special events and environmental education programs for school groups.
Spotlighting the nocturnal creatures of Queensland's parks and forests. Photo: Queensland Government
Events and activities may include:
- guided walks
- spotlighting walks
- wildlife encounters
- Junior Ranger activities
- stage shows
- theatre performances.
Activities are run on weekends, public holidays, school holidays, and after school and may be free or fee-based. For some activities, bookings are essential. Others may simply require on-site registration. Refer to the program links listed below for details about registration.
Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre
David Fleay Wildlife Park
Moreton Bay heritage parks
Hands-on activities at David Fleay Wildlife Park. Photo R. Ashdown, Queensland Government.
The Connect with Nature school program features environmental education activities offered in Queensland parks and forests. It gives students the opportunity to experience Queensland’s natural environment and cultural heritage through ranger-guided activities.
Some programs have been designed to meet State curriculum requirements, and some may attract a small user-pays fee.
Connect with Nature school program for:
- D’Aguilar National Park, including Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre (Brisbane)
- David Fleay Wildlife Park (Gold Coast)
- Moreton Bay heritage parks
Turtle-watching with Rangers at Mon Repos Regional Park. Photo: Robert Ashdown, Queensland Government.
Regular guided tours are conducted by QPWS rangers.
- Mon Repos (seasonal marine turtle nesting and hatching)
- Chillagoe-Mungana Caves (spectacular limestone caves)
- Mt Etna Caves (seasonal bat viewing)
- Fort Lytton and St Helena Island National Parks (cultural history tours)
- David Fleay Wildlife Park (daily wildlife presentations)
To discover more about Connect with Nature activities offered in your local parks you can contact us and request to be connected to the relevant park office.