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Little Penguin Investigation        

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Penguin Parade
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Learn about the lives of little penguins on land and at sea, and discover how our rangers are protecting them.

In this fun-filled ranger led adventure students learn about the little penguins’ special features, their threats and survival needs, and have a closer look for signs of penguins in the colony.

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

Saving Australia’s Native Wildlife        

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Location: Koala Conservation Centre
Saving Australian Wildlife 

Build a nest box for Australia wildlife in need of a home!

Available to student and special interest groups, the Saving Australia’s Wildlife program is a great opportunity to undertake hands on environmental work and discover more about the Australian environment and wildlife.
Program includes:

  • Build a nest box for Australian wildlife
  • Display of nest box in native habitat
  • A certificate to show you’ve helped Australian wildlife on Phillip Island.

Why not combine your activity with a visit to the world-famous Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre or Churchill Island Heritage Farm? Want to know more?

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

Maths Matters to Little Penguins        

  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
  • Location: Penguin Parade
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An award winning program recognized by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in the 2010 Maths and Science Excellence Awards.
In the unique Maths Matter program students are given access to the world’s longest running little penguin data set.

What does the program include?

  • Weigh, scan and measure using real research equipment
  • Investigate penguin profiles with weights of adults and growth data of penguin chicks
  • Examine penguin chicks weights at hatch
  • Graph adult bill depths to determine male from female
  • Map penguin foraging trips.

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

Balancing Tourism and the Environment        

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Location: Penguin Parade
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How does Phillip Island Nature Parks manage its 500,000 visitors each year while protecting one of Victoria’s largest penguin colonies?

Students investigate how the Penguin Parade has changed over time from European settlement through to the present day. Students view current Penguin Parade management strategies and create their own evaluation for future management of the area. 

  • Option 1: Field based – (30min Presentation, 45min outdoors Penguin Parade, 45min outdoors Summerlands)
  • Option 2: Lecture based – (1 hour presentation, 1 hour outdoors Penguin Parade)


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Contact us or call: +61 3 5951 2802 

 Koala Walk and Talk        

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Koala Conservation Centre
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Take a guided tour of the Koala Conservation Centre where your students will learn about koalas in their natural environment.  

This ranger led activity focuses on the koala’s special features, their threats and how the Nature Parks assists in maintaining a healthy koala population.

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Contact us or call: +61 3 5951 2802

Koala Prowl        

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Koala Conservation Centre
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Visit the Koala Conservation Centre after dark and meet the amazing nocturnal animals of our Australian bush.  Learn about the special features that help these animals survive and how we can protect them.

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Contact us or call: +61 3 5951 2802

Mangrove Mania        

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Location: Rhyll Inlet
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Phillip Island is home to wetlands of international significance.
Explore the wetlands with our rangers and discover the amazing plants and animals that inhabit them. Investigate how these creatures survive in the mangrove environment and how important mangroves are to our oceans.
Program can also include a wetland related game looking at the wetland birds and how they catch their prey. 

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

Rockpool Ramble        

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Location: various Phillip Island beaches – subject to tide times
rockpool talk

Some animals have 11 arms, others leave a trail of slime!

Join a ranger and explore the incredible marine life found on Phillip Island’s rock platforms. You will be amazed by the creatures you discover, their habitat, special features and how they survive in an ever changing environment.

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

Protecting Our Marine Environment        

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Smiths or Summerland beach
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Through games and investigation students contribute to a national marine debris survey.

Help our rangers protect iconic marine species such as little penguins, Australian fur seals and short-tailed shearwaters. Discover the effects of pollution on our environment and protect local wildlife by surveying the beach.

Extension activity: Using the marine plastics collected during the program, students create art works to showcase their understanding of marine debris.    

Duration: 1 hour
Location: School camps or Penguin Parade

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Contact us or call: +61 3 5951 2802

Churchill Island Heritage Farm        

  • Duration: 1 hour+
  • Location: Churchill Island Heritage Farm
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Students travel back in time with a ranger to investigate the characters of Churchill Island – discover the story behind Samuel Amess’s cannon, learn about John Rogers the potato farmer and meet the gentle Clydesdale horses.

Program may also include demonstrations of sheep shearing, blacksmithing, working dogs and cow milking. Old time activities such as butter churning, bakers oven and old time games can be included on request.

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

Nobbies Eco Explorer        

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: the Nobbies Centre
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Join rangers on this truly amazing exploration of the creatures that call Nobbies home. You may see penguins, crested turns, silver gull chicks, snakes and blue tongue lizards. This ranger led activity includes exploration of the Nobbies cliff top boardwalks and views of Australia fur seals through remotely operated seal cameras located in the seal colony.

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

Bushtucker Trail        

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Swan Lake
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The Indigenous clan of Phillip Island survived on a variety of food from the environment. Discover how the land was used before European settlement.

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Pondlife Investigation       

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Fishers Wetland
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Wetlands filter our water and provide a vital habitat for plant and animals.

In this hands on ranger led activity students explore the creatures living in our wetlands and the features that help these animals survive. Students then determine if the water is clean and how they can protect wetlands in their local area.

Need more information or would like to make a booking enquiry?
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