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Our Mission is:

"To develop a greater understanding of the natural environment through exploration, investigation and hands on activities.

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.  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.

           

Biosecurity: Hazards and Disasters – Unit 1, AOS 1 & 2

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Cape Woolamai provides students with the opportunity to investigate and contrast difference types of hazards, and consider causes, impacts, human responses and management.  In the investigation students collect primary data on different biological and technological hazards, though marram grass and erosion mapping, photo monitoring of rabbit impacts and a population count, conducting a marine debris survey, and a case study of past oil spills at Phillip Island and how we are preparing for future spills. Maintaining biosecurity in the face of hazards and disasters is necessary to protect our environment.

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Cape Woolamai

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Balancing Tourism and the Environment – Unit 2, AOS 1 & 2

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Over 3.5 million people visit Phillip Island every year and Phillip Island Nature Parks manages 26% of the island. As a conservation and wildlife based organisation it’s up to us to not only to make sure our visitors enjoy their stay, but also to manage this large number of visitors in a sensitive locale, and to impart on them our message of sustainability and conservation. Rangers will walk students through the penguin colony across the site of the Summerland Housing Estate to observe how we use research to influence our management of the land.

Duration: 2 hours

Location: The Penguin Parade

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Penguins on Parade: An Ecotourism Case Study – Unit 2, AOS 1 & 2

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Nearly 1 million people visit the Phillip Island Penguin Parade every year.  As a conservation and wildlife based organisation it’s up to us to not only to make sure our visitors enjoy their stay, but also to manage this large number of visitors in a sensitive locale, and to impart on them our message of sustainability and conservation. 

Duration: 1 hour

Location: The Penguin Parade

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Summerland Peninsula's Changing Land Use – Unit 3, AOS 1

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Tourism on Phillip Island has undergone many changes over the years. From the early days of car tours with picnic lunches in the 1920s, to 8000 people in attendance at the Penguin Parade Australia Day long weekend 1978, to the current Penguin Parade as it is managed today. Students will walk through time across the Summerland Peninsula with our rangers, looking at evolving management strategies and the impacts people, environment, and research have played. 

Duration: 2 hours

Location: The Penguin Parade

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Penguin Parade Past and Present – Unit 3, AOS 1

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The protected Summerland Peninsula is home to Phillip Island’s last remaining colony of little penguins, however for many years their future was in jeopardy. In this ranger led activity, students will walk through time with the little penguins, as they follow their 80 year battle for survival, the changing face of the Penguin Parade, and the evolution of eco-tourism strategies.

Duration: 1 hour

Location: The Penguin Parade

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Protecting Our Marine Environment – Unit 1, AOS 1 & 2

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Through hands on surveying students will discover the impacts of marine debris on our wildlife and environment.Help our rangers protect iconic marine species such as little penguins, Australian fur seals and short-tailed shearwaters. We also provide students with the opportunity to conduct marine debris surveys across different beach for the opportunity to compare and contrast data sets.

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Smiths Beach

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Cape Woolamai: Change Over Time – Unit 3, AOS 1

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Join us at the world famous Cape Woolamai Beach where our rangers can introduce you to the history of Cape Woolamai. We will explore how natural and human influences have shaped this area and management approaches over time for caring for this area.

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Cape Woolamai

Need more information or would like to make a booking enquiry? Contact us or call: +61 3 5951 2802