Media Releases 2016

Posted on 08/09/2016 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Rangers’ lights burn bright at the Kinder! 

Rangers from the Environment and Education departments at Phillip Island Nature Parks recently continued the tradition of introducing our youngsters to the joys of their natural environment and our incredible wildlife by helping to run the Kinder by Torchlight evenings at the Early Learning Centre in Cowes. 

There were plenty of fun activities on offer including a torchlight game of hide and seek, but it was our wildlife that was doing the hiding. Strategically positioned soft toy versions of many animal species found on Phillip Island did their best to hide from the kids, but they were no match for the curious and inquisitive minds of the seekers. 

“What torchlight night would be complete without making a hearty batch of damper, and then gathering around the campfire singing songs and listening to stories?” asked Pete Cleary, Environment Ranger with Phillip Island Nature Parks. 

“It’s a pretty special occasion when the youngsters get to stay up a little later than usual and discover the joys of evening activities. These evenings are also a wonderful opportunity for us to engage with children and hopefully plant the seed that leads to an enduring love of our environment and wildlife,” Pete concluded.    


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