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Outdoor and nature play in early years education has numerous benefits. Bring your students to the Nature Parks to introduce them our wonderful animals and outdoor environments.

For bookings please contact our booking office on +61 3 5951 2802, or email us at schoolbookings@penguins.org.au Please see our booking form for further details.

Our early years brochure is available to download.

All of our education rangers hold current working with children checks or are VIT registered.The Nature Parks is proud to provide eco-accredited programming and rangers.

                                                     

 

Koala Capers

talk koala

Join our rangers on their capers through the Koala Conservation Centre. Students will journey through our tree top boardwalks to find out all the coolest koala information, including what is special about their claws and why they sleep so long. Our rangers will take students through this special and fragile habitat, and empower the students to make a difference.

  • Living things
  • Habitat
  • Conservation
  • External features
  • Adaptations
  • Threats

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Koala Conservation Centre

Our talks achieve outcomes from The Victorian Curriculum.Download the description for more information.

                                                   

Just for Pups

talk seal

On a ranger led tour at the Nobbies, students discover Phillip Island's sensational seals!

Through imagination, puppet play and boardwalk exploration, students discover the importance of the Australian fur seal's physical features, life-cycles and adaptations for survival. They discuss the threats seals face and ways to contribute to a healthy marine environment.

  • Living things
  • Life-cycles
  • Adaptations
  • External features
  • Habitat
  • Threats

Duration: 1 hour

Location: The Nobbies

Our programs achieve outcomes from the Victorian Curriculum.Download the description for more information.

                

Beach Treasures

talk Beach treasures

With the guidance of a ranger, students discover and learn about the treasures that are washed up on our beaches. Students touch and feel seaweed, sponges, shells and even shark eggs! They develop an understanding of marine debris and the importance of looking after our marine environment.

  • Living and non-living
  • Food,water and shelter
  • Adaptations
  • Life-cycles

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Penguin Parade/ Summerlands Beach/ Smiths Beach/ Flynns Beach

Our programs achieve outcomes from the Victorian Curriculum. Download the description for more information.

            

Farm Time Frolic

talk churchill 2

Enjoy exploring the heritage farm and learning about animals and farming life. Admire the gardens and enjoy the stories of the past. Take a journey back in time, learn about sustainability, play games, carry out chores and work as a team.

  • Farm animals
  • Sustainability
  • Aboriginal and European history
  • Teamwork/old time games

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Churchill Island

Our programs achieve outcomes from the Victorian Curriculum. Download the description for more information.

          

Mini Beast Wetlands and Me

pondlife talk

The wetland environment is a perfect place to discover mini beasts. With fun activities, students explore the mini beasts found in and around our wetland ecosystems. The knowledge gained from investigating lifecycles and classifications encourages students to make a difference in their everyday life.

  • Ecosystems
  • Classification
  • External features
  • Life-cycles

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Fishers Wetlands

Our programs achieve outcomes from the Victorian Curriculum.Download the description for more information.

          

Chirpy Chicks

penguin talk

Through imagination, storytelling and fun activities rangers take students on a journey where they become a little penguin for a day; discovering what life is like for these tough little birds. Starting and finishing their day in the burrow, students imagine themselves as a raft of penguins travelling out to sea for a day of fishing. Along the way they discover the many threats facing little penguins and feel empowered to take action to help protect our marine environment.

  • Living things
  • Habitat
  • Threats
  • External features
  • Adaptations

Duration: 1 hour

Location: The Penguin Parade

Our talks achieve outcomes from The Victorian Curriculum.Download the description for more information.