For our primary school students we have classroom activities designed to scaffold an excursion to the Phillip Island Nature Parks, including pre- and post-visit activities. We also have a number of information resources to assist students with research for school projects.
If you're dropping by the Nature Parks, these quests will keep your students occupied and on task.
In classroom activity ideas to help prepare students for their visit to the Penguin Parade and to debrief them afterwards
What's going on in our little penguin colony? These maths activities for year 4,5 and 6 students use data the is published everyday to our penguins app straight from our weighbridge to bring maths to life in our classrooms.
Information snapshots into the environment and wildlife on Phillip Island
Ever wondered what goes on inside a penguin burrow? So did we! This footage from our Burrow Camera provides a sneak peek into the lives of little penguins
See how Phillip Island Rangers work hard at protecting our wildlife and environments.
Nature Parks Quests
Bringing students to the Nature Parks? These Quests will help them get the most out of their visit! Through activities, puzzles and problem solving these quests help students to engage with the Penguin Parade, the Koala Conservation Centre, the Antarctic Journey, Churchill Island's Historical Precinct and Churchill Island's outer walking track.
|The Penguin Parade||The Antarctic Journey|
|Marine Debris||The Koala Conservation Centre|
|Churchill Island's Historical Precinct||Churchill Island's Outer Walking Track|
Penguin Parade Classroom Activities
Coming for a visit to the Penguin Parade? These resources contain two fun in-classroom activities: one to establish students' prior knowledge and to scaffold their visit to the Nature Parks, and one for them to demonstrate what they have learnt and extend on their experience when they get back to the classroom. Written to match level appropriate AusVELS outcomes these hands on activities are a great way to engage your students in their visit to the little penguins.
Maths Matters to Little Penguins
The Maths Matters Project aims to provide students with real world, authentic opportunities to interact with mathematics. Developed by the education department at Phillip Island Nature Parks, this project uses data and information collected by our research scientists. This data is genuine, unanalysed and unpublished.The activities in this project are designed to enable students to interact with this data and create understanding from it. These activities are linked to AusVELS outcomes and work towards levels 4, 5, and 6 in mathematics and science.
|Downloadable PDF information sheets with the facts and figures about the wildlife and environments on Phillip Island|
- Penguins of the World
- Little Penguins
- Australian Fur Seals
- Short-tailed Shearwaters
- Hooded Plovers
- The Perils of Ferals
- Cape Woolamai
- The Formation and Role of Phillip Island Nature Parks
- Swan Lake
- Fishers Wetland
- Eastern Barred Bandicoots
- Ringtail and Brushtail Possums
Have you ever wondered what goes goes on inside a little penguin burrow? Tune in to the LIVE penguin burrow camera operating 24/7!
Nobody home? No worries!
Visit our education page to view some pre-recorded penguin burrow camera footage, including the adorable litte penguin chick born in the 2013-14 summer.
What do our rangers get up to in their day to day work? Check out the videos below!
Susan Spicer - Rock Platform Monitoring
Daniel Lees - Bird Banding
Jodi Bellet - Penguin Rehabilitation
Paula Wasiak - Burrow Checks
Ashley Reed - Koala Health Checks
Dr Rebecca McIntosh - Seal Entanglements
Daniel Kallstrom - Koala Feeding