In line wtih the VCE Geography 2016-2020 Study Design, we have a number of ranger talks we conduct on Phillip Island as well as resources to complement these talks.

Unit 1: Hazards and Disasters

Unit 2: Tourism

Unit 3: Changing the land

 

                            

Unit 1: Hazards and Disasters

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Associated Talks with Phillip Island Nature Parks rangers

  • Protecting our Marine Environment (1 hour)
  • Biosecurity: Hazards and Disasters (2 hours)

Resources:

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Cape Woolamai Exclusion Zone 1

This zone excludes entry from most herbivores including rabbits and wallabies

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Cape Woolamai Exclusion Zone 2

This zone excludes entry from large herbivores such as wallabies, but permits smaller herbivores such as rabbits

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Cape Woolamai Exclusion Zone 3

This zone is a control zone and has no fences

 

 
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Unit 2: Tourism

Associated talks with Phillip Island Nature Parks Rangers:

  • The Penguin Parade: An Ecotourism Case Study (1 Hour)
  • Balancing Tourism and the Environment (2 Hours)
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Primary Data Collection:

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Penguin Parade Observational Survey

Students monitor the environmental impacts, the educational moments and the management events of the parade. This survey is designed for students to collect primary data about the ecotourism impacts of the parade without needing to approach visitors.

Resources:

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Penguin Beach Crossing Averages 

Every night at the Penguin Parade we count the number of penguins that walk acorss the beach. This graph shows the yearly average numbers from 1977 - 2011

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Changes in area to the penguin colony on the Summerlands Peninsula

Every 10 years researchers at the Phillip island Nature Parks undertake the lengthy task of mapping the penguin colony. This image shows how the area of th epenguin colony has changed from 1984 through to 2014

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 Phillip Island Nature Parks Summerland Peninsula Master Plan

What do the nature parks have planned for the continued protection and use of the Summerland Peninsula This document provides a snapshot of what we hope to achieve. 

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Phillip Island Nature Parks Visitation Statistics

Visitation numbers from 2009-2016 across the nature parks' five attractions: the Penguin Parade, the Koala Conservation Centre, Churchill Island, the Antarctic Journey and the Sea Sprinter Eco Boat Tours.

 

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Unit 3: Changing the Land

Associated talks with Phillip Island Nature Parks Rangers:

  • The Penguin Parade, Past and Present (1 hour)
  • Summerland Peninsula's Changing Land Use (2 hours)
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 Resources:

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Penguin Beach Crossing Averages 

Every night at the Penguin Parade we count the number of penguins that walk acorss the beach. This graph shows the yearly average numbers from 1977 - 2011

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Summerland Peninula 1927 Advertising Brochure

Ideal Summerland on the Nobbies Phillip Island - The Land of Somewhere We Long to Go! A scanned copy of the original advertising brochure for the Summerlands Housing Estate

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Results of the 1984 Penguin Research Group Summerland Peninsula Study

A graph showing the decline of penguin numbers leading up to the year 2000

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Changes in area to the penguin colony on the Summerlands Peninsula

Every 10 years researchers at the Phillip island Nature Parks undertake the lengthy task of mapping the penguin colony. This image shows how the area of th epenguin colony has changed from 1984 through to 2014

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 Phillip Island Nature Parks Summerland Peninsula Master Plan

What do the nature parks have planned for the continued protection and use of the Summerland Peninsula This document provides a snapshot of what we hope to achieve. 

 

Australia Day Long Weekend 1978

On this day over 8000 people attended the Penguin Parade and saw 114 penguins walk across the beach

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Mr Bert West

Bert was appointed honarary wildlife officer in 1931

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Removal of Nanjas

Holiday home to Jean Verway and Sue Utber. Once this house was removed 4030 plants and 117 penguin boxes were installed on this site.

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Penguin Colony Extinctions

Over time the number of penguin colonies on Phillip Island dropped rapidly. This map records the locations and last dates of penguins sighted at these colonies.

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