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Little Penguin Investigation  - K-6                                                                 

  • Grades: Kindergarten to 6
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Penguin Parade
 penguin talk

 Learn about the lives of little penguins on land and at sea, and discover how our rangers are protecting them.

In this fun-filled ranger led adventure students learn about the little penguins’ special features, their threats and survival needs, and have a closer look for signs of penguins in the colony.

The Little Penguiin Investigation ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum.   

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Penguin Mission – 3-6                                              

  • Grades: 3 to 6
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Penguin Parade
Penguin mission talk 

At Phillip Island Nature Parks Penguin Headquarters our ranger has discovered an ‘incident’ in the little penguin colony.


Life in the penguin colony hangs in the balance. Little penguins live in a delicate ecosystem and humans pose the biggest threat. Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to investigate and solve the incident while learning about little penguin biology, threats and habitat.

Penguin Mission ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum.

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Maths Matters to Little Penguins– 5-6                                                        

  • Grade: 5 and 6
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
  • Location: Penguin Parade
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An award winning program recognized by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in the 2010 Maths and Science Excellence Awards.

In the unique Maths Matter program students are given access to the world’s longest running little penguin data set.

What does the program include?

  • Weigh, scan and measure using real research equipment
  • Investigate penguin profiles with weights of adults and growth data of penguin chicks
  • Examine penguin chicks weights at hatch
  • Graph adult bill depths to determine male from female
  • Map penguin foraging trips.

The Maths Matters program ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum.

Need more information or would like to make a booking enquiry?
Contact us or call: +61 3 5951 2802

Koala Walk and Talk – K-6                                                                      

  • Grade: Kindergarten to 6
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Koala Conservation Centre
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Take a guided tour of the Koala Conservation Centre where your students will learn about koalas in their natural environment.  

This ranger led activity focuses on the koala’s special features, their threats and how the Nature Parks assists in maintaining a healthy koala population.

The Koala Walk and Talk program ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum.

Need more information or would like to make a booking enquiry?
Contact us or call: +61 3 5951 2802

Koala Prowl – 3-6                                                           

  • Grades: 3 to 6
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Koala Conservation Centre
koala prowl talk

Visit the Koala Conservation Centre after dark and meet the amazing nocturnal animals of our Australian bush.  Learn about the special features that help these animals survive and how we can protect them.

The Koala Prowl program ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum.

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Bushland Exploration – 3-6                                                      

  • Grades: 3 to 6
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Oswin Roberts Reserve
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Visit the Oswin Roberts Bushland reserve to discover the secrets that the Australian bush has to offer. Through fun activities student will gain an understanding of our amazing bushland.

The Bushland Exploration ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum.

Need more information or would like to make a booking enquiry?
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Rockpool Ramble – 3-6                                                                    

  • Grades: 3 to 6
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Location: various Phillip Island beaches – subject to tide times
rockpool talk

Some animals have 11 arms, others leave a trail of slime!

Join a ranger and explore the incredible marine life found on Phillip Island’s rock platforms. You will be amazed by the creatures you discover, their habitat, special features and how they survive in an ever changing environment.

The Rockpool Ramble ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum.

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Beach Explorer – K-6                                                            

  • Grades: Kindergarten to 6
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Smiths or Summerland beach
 

Discover the diversity of marine life that exists on Phillip Island’s beaches. Through interactive games, role playing and beach treasure hunts, students will learn all about the amazing marine life that washes up on our shore.

The Beach explorer program ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum.

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Protecting Our Marine Environment – 3 to 6                                               

  • Grades: 3 to 6
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Smiths or Summerland beach
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Through games and investigation students contribute to a national marine debris survey.

Help our rangers protect iconic marine species such as little penguins, Australian fur seals and short-tailed shearwaters. Discover the effects of pollution on our environment and protect local wildlife by surveying the beach.

Extension activity: Using the marine plastics collected during the program, students create art works to showcase their understanding of marine debris.    

Protecting our Marine Environment ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum.

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Paddock to Plate – K to 6                                                                      

  • Grade: Kindergarten to 6
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Churchill Island Heritage Farm
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Where does our food come from? 

Take your students back in time and see what life was like in the mid 1800s when a trip to the supermarket was impossible.

Students will learn about where their daily foods such as milk, butter, apples, and eggs come from. Program may also include the cow milking demonstration, baker’s oven and butter churning.    

Paddock to plate ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum. 

Need more information or would like to make a booking enquiry?
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Churchill Island Heritage Farm – 3-6                                                          

  • Grade 3 to 6
  • Duration: 1 hour+
  • Location: Churchill Island Heritage Farm
churchill island talk

Students travel back in time with a ranger to investigate the characters of Churchill Island – discover the story behind Samuel Amess’s cannon, learn about John Rogers the potato farmer and meet the gentle Clydesdale horses.

Program may also include demonstrations of sheep shearing, blacksmithing, working dogs and cow milking. Old time activities such as butter churning, bakers oven and old time games can be included on request.

The Churchill Island Heritage Farm program ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum.

Need more information or would like to make a booking enquiry?
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Nobbies Eco Explorer – K-6                                                                     

  • Grades: Kindergarten to 6
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: the Nobbies Centre
Nobbies talk

Join rangers on this truly amazing exploration of the creatures that call Nobbies home. You may see penguins, crested turns, silver gull chicks, snakes and blue tongue lizards. This ranger led activity includes exploration of the Nobbies cliff top boardwalks and views of Australia fur seals through remotely operated seal cameras located in the seal colony.

The Nobbies Eco Explorer program ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum.

Need more information or would like to make a booking enquiry?
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Seal Rocks – K-6                                                                      

  • Grades: Kindergarten to 6
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: the Nobbies Centre
seal talk

The colony of Australian fur seals at Seal Rocks is now one of the largest in Australia. Use cameras to view the playful seals and discover their special features, biology and behaviours. Learn about the latest research being conducted and how this has changed our understanding of this species. 

The Seal Rocks program ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum.

Need more information or would like to make a booking enquiry?
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Pondlife Investigation – Prep-6                                                              

  • Grades: Prep to 6
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Fishers Wetland
 pondlife talk

Wetlands filter our water and provide a vital habitat for plant and animals.

In this hands on ranger led activity students explore the creatures living in our wetlands and the features that help these animals survive. Students then determine if the water is clean and how they can protect wetlands in their local area.

Pondlife Investigation ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum.

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Mangrove Mania – 5-6                                                           

  • Grades: 5 and 6
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Location: Rhyll Inlet
mangrove talk

Phillip Island is home to wetlands of international significance.
Explore the wetlands with our rangers and discover the amazing plants and animals that inhabit them. Investigate how these creatures survive in the mangrove environment and how important mangroves are to our oceans.

Program can also include a wetland related game looking at the wetland birds and how they catch their prey.  

Mangrove Mania ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum. 

Need more information or would like to make a booking enquiry?
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Bushtucker Trail – 5-6                                                                      

  • Grades: 5 and 6
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Swan Lake
bushtucker talk

The Indigenous clan of Phillip Island survived on a variety of food from the environment. Discover how the land was used before European settlement.

The Bushtucker Trail program ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum.

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Wildlife Stories – K-6                                                         

  • Grades: Kindergarten to 6
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: school camps
 wildlife stories talk

Our rangers come to you!

We’ll visit your school camp location and introduce your students to Phillip Island’s wildlife through storytelling and role playing.

With the use of taxidermed animals, your students will learn all about our native plants and animals and how they can protect them.

Wildlife Stories ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum. 

Need more information or would like to make a booking enquiry?
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