Celebrate the National Parks and Wildlife Service launch

Come along to Belair National Park’s Main Oval on 27 July from 10 am – 2 pm to celebrate the launch of the National Parks and Wildlife Service and World Ranger Day.

Rangers Amanda Dudgeon, Jae Ellis, Bec Brown and Joseph Gallasch

Join in the fun and enjoy free activities and refreshments for purchase before a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony from Traditional Owners, the Kaurna people, and hear from the South Australian Premier Steven Marshall and the Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs.

Register for a free ranger-guided walk, Kaurna cultural walk, or go hunting for water bugs in the lake with an ecologist. Bookings are essential via Eventbrite.

Other free activities you can enjoy throughout the day include meeting native Australian animals from Cleland Wildlife Park, scaling the 10-metre rock climbing wall, taking a tour of historic Old Government House (11 am to 2 pm), making your own ranger badge, seeing the park fire trucks, strapping on some VR goggles to explore marine parks and getting your face painted.

Rangers and volunteers will be on hand to share how you can get involved in volunteering in parks and the South Australian Ranger Association will be turning the snags to raise money for ranger advocacy organisation The Thin Green Line. There will even be coffee and cake to perk you up after your walk in the park.

Veteran broadcaster and passionate South Aussie Keith Conlon will host the day.

To mark the celebration, entry to Belair will be free on the day.