Member for Burleigh Michael Hart together with National Parks Minister Steve Dickson is encouraging families to make the most of the outdoors this summer with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) Connect with Nature program.
Mr Dickson said Connect with Nature was back for the Christmas holidays, and was specially designed to encourage people to get outside and enjoy Queensland’s national parks.
“Programs like this are just one way the Newman Government is opening up our national parks for all Queenslanders and visitors to enjoy,” Mr Dickson said.
“The school holidays are a great time to pack up the family, pitch the tent and go cycling, horse-riding or bushwalking to discover the local wildlife.”
Member for Burleigh Michael Hart said there was a huge range of family fun on offer in the local area.
“Children are encouraged to sneak a peek into the exciting world of a wildlife ranger at David Fleay Wildlife Park.
“They will get to discover what goes on with ’behind the scenes’ activities and experience close encounters with wildlife,” Mr Hart said.
Dates and times for all activities are available at www.nprsr.qld.gov.au or by telephoning 13 QGOV (13 74 68).
Bookings are essential and most activities are free.
[ENDS] 17 December 2012