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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. Our secondary brochure is available to download. 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.

 

                           

Food for Thought

Students explore the sustainability of farming and resource use on Churchill Island, discover landscape degradation, draw comparisons between the past and present, and evaluate whether our society lives sustainably.

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Churchill Island

Topics include: churchill island talk
  • Sustainability
  • The Boon wurrung people
  • Resource use
  • Farming practices
  • Melbourne's sustainability
                           

Momentous Marsupials

Koalas are specialists, surviving in a hostile environment on a toxic diet. When this environment and its resources are compromised we see this change rapidly reflected in our koala population. Come walk through our tree top boardwalks and discover the changes in our koala populations and the lessons on sustainability that these momentous marsupials can teach humans.

Duration: 1 hour

Location: The Koala Conservation Centre

Topics include: koala management talk
  • Features and adaptations

  • Sustainability

  • Conservation

Ask about our night time Koala Prowl!

                           

Seal Research and Rescue

Join our rangers on the boardwalks at the Nobbies to learn about the complexe interactions between Australian fur seals and their environment. learn about the latest research techniques, classification, internal systems and how this has change our understanding of the species. Students are inspired to help protect the Australian fur seals future.

Duration: 1 hour

Location: The Nobbies boardwalks

Topics include: seal rescue talk 
  • Classification
  • Research techniques
  • Food webs and food chains
  • Internal systems, responding to change
  • Biotic and abiotic components
  • Human impacts on seals

Want more? Book your students in to our brand new 'Antarctic Journey'!

                           

Rockpool Ramble

Joina Phillip island nature Parks ranger to explore the incredible creatures of our rock platforms and how they survive in a constantly changing environment.

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Smiths or Summerlands Beach

Topics include:  rockpool 2 talk  
  • Ecosystems
  • Food chains and food webs
  • Specialized functions that enable survival on the rock platform

Ask about our special night time Rockpool Spotlight!

                           

Rockpool Quadrats

Our rangers will guide your group through how to perform quadrat analyses across one of our rock platforms. Discover where different creatures are found, their habitat requirements, features and threats.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Location: Smiths or Summerlands Beach

Topics include: Rockpool quadrat talks
  • Classification
  • Data collection
  • Food webs
  • Human interactions and their effects
                           

Protecting our Marine Environment

Through hands on surveying students will help contribute to a national survey on marine debris. Students will explore the effect marine debris has on our ocean health while focussing on how to protect the iconic marine species of Phillip Island.

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Summerlands or Smiths Beach

Topics include:  Marine debris talk  
  • Data collection
  • Food chains
  • Water cycle
  • Human interaction
                           

Natural Wetland Indicators

Join a ranger to discover the interactions between animals and abiotic features in the wetlands. learn how animals are connected to and can tell us about the health of a waterway.

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Swan Lake or Fishers Wetland

Topics include:

mangrove transect talk

  • Food chains
  • Wetland ecosystem
  • Macroinvertebrates
  • Using macroinvertebrates to determine waterbody health
                           

Penguins on the Precipice

Join our rangers on the little penguin 'come back'journey from the precipice. learn about the complex interactions between the penguins and their environment. Travel into the penguin's colony to conduct your own research and learn about the many threats facing our penguins. Through learning about the important role research has played in our penguin's recovery, students will feel empowered to take action to help protect little penguins into the future.

Topics include: Penguin talk 2
  • Food webs and interactions between organisms
  • Adaptations
  • Research techniques
  • Cycles - daily, seasonal and life long
  • Human impacts on penguins

Duration: 1 hour

Location: The Penguin Parade

                           

Shearwater Watch

Students explore the amazing short-tailed shearwaters, their biology and how they navigate thousands of kilometers and then return to their Phillip Island burrows!

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Cape Woolamai

Topics include:   Shearwater watch talk 
  • Coastal processes
  • Parks management
  • Shearwater biology and behaviour
  • Coastal ecology

*Subject to time of year*