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Feathers, Flippers and Fun AusVELS levels 7-8                                                                                                          

  • Grades: 7 to 8
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Penguin Parade
 penguin talk

Through interactive and engaging activities students learn about the little penguin’s life both on land and at sea. Spy on little penguins in their artificial burrows and on burrowcam. Threats such as rubbish are explored.

Feathers, Flippers and Fun ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum.

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Maths Matters to Little Penguins AusVELS levels 7-10                                        

  • Years: 7 to 10
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Location: Penguin Parade
Penguin mission talk

Winner of the 2010 DEECD Maths and Science Excellence Awards, this unique program gives students a fresh look at maths. Students have access to the world's longest running little penguin data set, use real research equipment to weigh and measure little penguins, graph chick growth data, and examine penguin profiles.

Maths Matters to Little Penguins ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum.

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Little Penguin Investigation AusVELS levels 9-10                                       

  • Years: 9 to 10
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Penguin Parade
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During this Ranger led activity, students use real research equipment to investigate the special features of the little penguin, their threats and survival needs. Students are empowered to protect their environment.

Little Penguin Investigation ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum.

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Balancing Tourism and the Environment AusVELS levels 9-10                                              

  • Years: 9 to 10 (can also be adapted to VCE study designs)
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Location: Penguin Parade
balancing talk 

The world famous Penguin Parade at Summerland Beach has over 500,000 visitors per year. Student look at how the Penguin Parade has evolved since the 1920’s, and its role in the past and present conservation of the little penguin. Students investigate management strategies designed to minimise visitor impacts whilst still creating a natural experience.

Balancing Tourism and the Environment ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum.

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Bushland Creatures AusVELS levels 7-10                                                   

  • Years: 7 to 10
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Koala Conservation Centre
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Discover the bushland creatures that call the Koala Conservation Centre home. Rangers discuss conservation priorities for koalas and their threats. Students are empowered to help with koala protection and bushland preservation.

Bushland Creatures ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum.

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Seals Rock AusVELS levels 7-10                                                 

  • Years: 7 to 10
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: The Nobbies Centre
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Rangers use the Seal Rocks camera footage to view the Australian fur seals and discover their special features, biology and behaviour. Learn about the latest research being conducted on the seals and how this has changed our understanding of the species.

Seals Rock ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum.

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Paddock to Plate AusVELS levels 7-10                                                         

  • Years 7 to 10
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Churchill Island Heritage Farm
churchill talk 

Learn how both the Boon wurrung and early European settlers utilised the land and its resources. Discover what life in the mid 1800’s was like and where our food came from.

Paddock to Plate ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum.

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Rockpool Ramble AusVELS levels 7-10                                                             

  • Years: 7 to 10
  • Duration: 1 hour  *subject to tide times
  • Location: Smiths or Summerland beaches
rockpool talk 

Explore the rock platforms incredible marine life with a Phillip Island Nature Parks ranger. You will be amazed by the creatures that live here, their habitat, special features and survival needs.

Rockpool Ramble ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum.

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Rockpool Quadrats AusVELS levels 9-10                                                                      

  • Years: 9 to 10 (can also be adapted to VCE study designs)
  • Duration: 1 hour *subject to tide times
  • Location: Smiths or Summerland beaches
 Rockpool quadrat talks

Perform quadrat analyses to discover where different creatures are found on the rock platform and why. Discover habitat requirements, features for survival and threats.

Rockpool Quadrats ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum.

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Protecting Our Marine Environment AusVELS levels 7-10                                                                                       

  • Years: 7 to 10
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Smiths or Summerland beach
 protecting talk

Help our rangers protect iconic marine species such as little penguins, Australian fur seals and short-tailed shearwaters. Students undertake a quadrat survey of the beach and discover the effects of pollution on our environment. Students are empowered to protect local wildlife. 

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

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Mangrove Mania AusVELS levels 7-10                                                                 

  • Years: 7 to 10
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Rhyll Inlet
 mangrove talk

Phillip Island is home to wetlands of international significance. Explore the Ramsar listed 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 ecology game looking at the wetland birds and how they catch their prey. 

Mangrove Mania ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum.

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Bushtucker Trail AusVELS levels 7-10                                                                            

  • Years: 7 to 10
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Swan Lake
bushtucker talk 

Students discover how the Boon wurrung influenced the agriculture and the marine and terrestrial resource management of Phillip Island. Rangers examine how natural resources were utilised.

Bushtucker Trail ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum.

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Koala Prowl AusVELS levels 7-10                                                                                 

  • Years: 7 to 10
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Koala Conservation Centre
koala prowl talk

Discover the amazing nocturnal wildlife of Phillip Island’s woodlands. Investigate the behaviour, habitat and requirements of the koalas and other animals you discover.

Koala Prowl ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum.

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Shearwater Sunset walk AusVELS levels 7-10                                                                               

  • Years: 7 to 10
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Location: Cape Woolamai
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Students explore the amazing Short-tailed shearwaters, their biology and how they navigate thousands of kilometers and then return to their Phillip Island burrows!

* Subject to time of year.

Shearwater Sunset walk ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum.

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