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Posted on 23/09/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Explore nature from home these school holidays with Victoria's free Virtual Nature Festival, kicking off on Monday 28th September. Here's a quick look at what we will have on offer over the two weeks.


Live Penguin TV - Special Q+A with Penguin Biologist Andre Chiaradia

6:45pm Monday 28th September

Tune into our nightly Live Penguin TV stream to catch a special Q+A with Penguin Biologist Andre Chiaradia. It'll be 30 minutes of live penguin action with Rangers Jordan and Meagan, followed by an extra 20 minutes of conversations all about penguins. Get your tricky questions ready!

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Bushfire Survivors Q&A with Conservation Manager Jess McKelson and Senior Ranger Dan Kallstrom

3pm Tuesday 29th September

Join Phillip Island Nature Parks Conservation Manager Jess McKelson and Senior Ranger Dan Kallstrom in a 30-minute live Q&A session on caring for koalas. Discover the incredible stories of survival of the koalas impacted by the catastrophic bushfires in NSW and VIC during the summer of 2019-20 and learn about their road to recovery, led by the conservation partnership between WWF-Australia, Zoos Victoria and Phillip Island Nature Parks.

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Threatened Species of Millowl Webinar with Threatened Species Officer Thomas Nixon

2pm Thursday 1st October

Join Phillip Island Nature Parks' Threatened Species Officer Thomas Nixon for a 30-minute informative webinar on Phillip Island's local threatened species and the ongoing conservation work that mitigates their threats.

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Rhyll Wetlands Virtual Tour

2pm Thursday 10th October

Take a virtual wander through the picturesque, world-renowned wetlands at Observation Point and Rhyll Inlet, and learn about the migratory shorebirds that visit.

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Live Penguin TV - Special Q+A with Data Analyst Ross Holmberg + special live music acts to be announced soon

7:45pm Saturday 10th October

Tune into our nightly Live Penguin TV stream to catch a special Q+A with Data Analyst Ross Holmberg, followed by a series of live music acts.

Event information coming soon



Nature Parks Podcast Series


Our Podcast episodes will also be featured on the Victoria Nature Festival website and social media throughout the two weeks, so if you haven't heard them yet, what better time to tune in!


For the full program of events, head to vic.gov.au/ournature.

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