2017 ecotourism 150 x 145

 

Our mission is to develop a greater understanding of the natural environment through exploration, investigation and hands on activities.

 

 

For school bookings please contact our booking office: +61 3 5951 2802

Or email us at schoolbookings@penguins.org.au 

Our Primary learning programs support K-6 Victorian Curriculum outcomes.

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.

 

Operation Penguin Ranger (K-6)

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Join our Rangers on an exclusive penguin experience and become a Penguin Ranger yourself! Take a journey through the penguin's natural habitat to learn about the tough lives they lead. Students will feel empowered to take action to help protect little penguins and other marine animals by helping to reduce rubbish entering our marine environment.

  • Features and adaptations
  • Research techniques out in the field
  • Cycles: daily, seasonal and life long
  • Threats facing little penguins

Duration: 1 hour

Location: The Penguin Parade

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

 

Tree Top Travels (K-6)

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Explore koala's natural habitat via our tree top boardwalks on this ranger led activity. Students will learn about the koalas' unique features and adaptations that make them particularly suited to the natural environment. Their future is in our hands.

  • Features and adaptations
  • Habitat and environment
  • Conservation and protection

Duration: 1 hour

Location: The Koala Conservation Centre

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Ask about our unique night time Koala Prowl! (Year 3-10)

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

Duration: 1 hour (after 6pm)

Location: Koala Reserve

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Time Traveller (K-6)

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Come on an adventure through time at Churchill Island. Learn about some of the seasonal connections the Traditional Custodians, The Bunurong People had with Country and discover the lifestyle of the European settlers who migrated to the area and lived off the land.

  • Sustainability
  • Aboriginal and European history
  • Growing food for survival
  • Farm animals
  • Heritage farming

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Churchill Island

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Seal Secrets (K-6)

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Discover the secrets of the Australian fur seals that live and breed on Seal Rocks. Explore the Nobbies boardwalk with a ranger and discover the importance of this iconic natural environment. Learn about seals distinct physical features, their life-cycles and adaptations for survival. Discuss research methods, threats and the ways we can all contribute to a healthy marine environment.

  • Living things
  • Habitats
  • Features and adaptations
  • Life-cycles
  • Physical conditions of the natural environment
  • Seal research

Duration: 1 hour

Location: The Nobbies

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Beach Explorer (K-6) 

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Get hands-on at Phillip Island's (Millowl's) iconic beaches during this inquiry. Students will embark on a Ranger guided exploration of the high tide area and discover and learn about items origins, adaptations, features and life cyles. Students will develop an understanding of how these items are linked to our own daily lives and understand the threat and solutions of marine debris.

  • Living and non-living
  • Features and adaptations
  • Life-cycles
  • Human connection
  • Food water and shelter

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Summerlands Beach/ Smiths Beach

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

                                                                                                                         

Nature's Bounty (Year 3-10)

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Discover the wealth of natural resources that Swan Lake and Phillip Island has to offer, with an insight into how human needs, both past and present, can be met by the animals, plants and minerals available. Students will get hands on to create pigment from volcanic ash, make rope from poa grass as they learn about sustainable harvesting of resources.

  • Natural resources
  • Sustainable land use
  • Indigenous connections to country

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Swan Lake

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

                                                                                                                     

Wildlife Stories

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In this ranger led activity students learn about the amazing wildlife that call Phillip Island home. Students will be engaged by an array of unique taxidermy animals, quirky wildlife facts and interesting stories.

  • Marine debris
  • Features and adaptations
  • Habitat and environment
  • Conservation and protection

Duration: 1 hour

Location: School camp location (CYC, PIAR etc)

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

                                                                                                                           

Wacky Waterbugs

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Join a ranger on a wetland investigation, exploring the wacky creatures that live in this habitat. Find out about their strange lives and discover how they manage to survive in water.

  • Wetlands
  • Classification
  • Life cycles
  • Macroinvertebrates
  • Exploring waterbugs

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Swan Lake/ Fishers Wetland

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