The Department of Parks and Wildlife runs outdoor education programs to help fulfil student outcomes under the Western Australian curriculum framework. This includes Cadets WA activities through Bush Rangers; fire-specific programs, and Western Shield fieldwork in partnership with ALCOA.

Whether you live in a metropolitan setting or in a more remote area, our staff will be able to provide you with exciting, relevant and valuable learning resources and support.

  • Bush Rangers WA

    Bush Rangers Western Australia

    Bush Rangers WA is a youth-based conservation and community development program. It supports young Western Australians to take an active role in the conservation of the natural environment and better understand the mechanisms for its management.
  • River Rangers

    River Rangers Western Australia

    River Rangers is a primary school cadet program for students in Years 5 and 6. It seeks to engage and educate the next generation of children to help us protect our local rivers. It aims to empower students to make positive change to their local communities and waterways and ultimately, their local river park.
  • Nearer to Nature

    Nearer to Nature

    Nearer to Nature provides activities and resources for schools as well as fun holiday programs across the Metropolitan area and South west. Action-based, direct learning in the natural environment engages participants in Aboriginal culture, nature conservation and ecosystems and their threats.
  • Marine Parks WA

    Marine Parks WA

    A wealth of resources and information about marine parks.
    The Department of Parks and Wildlife manages marine parks and reserves and the marine parks and animals in these areas on behalf of the people of Western Australia.