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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.

 

                       

Adaptations of Organisms – Unit 1, AOS 1,2 & 3

talk koala adaptations 

Phillip Island is home to some unique and special animals that have adapted to suit our particular environments. Through a mixture of interactive lectures and hands on field work students will undertake three cases studies: the little penguin, the Australian fur seal and the koala. Through studying these animals students will discover structural, physiological, reproductive and behavioural adaptations. These adaptations assist the animals in coping with thermoregulation, osmoregulation and environmental factors. 

Duration: 3 hours (plus travel time)

Location: The Penguin Parade (little penguins), The Nobbies Centre (Australian fur seals), The Koala Conservation Centre (koalas)

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Thermoregulation and Water Balance– Unit 1, AOS 1   

seal talk2

Students will gain an understanding of the diverse needs of Australian animals. Using little penguins and Australian fur seals as case studies, students will investigate the structural, physiological and behavioural adaptations that relate to thermoregulation and water balance.

Duration: 1 hour

Location: The Penguin Parade

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Rockpool Quadrats – Unit 1, AOS 1

Rockpool quadrat talks

Explore the rocky platform and the amazing creatures that live there with the help of our expert rangers. Perform a quadrat analysis to discover where on the platform the different creatures call home and the extent of the biodiversity present. Investigate the special features, biology and threats facing these animals and plants. We also provide your class with the opportunity to conduct quadrats across three different locations in order to compare biodiversity across different rock platforms.

Duration: 1 site - 1.5 hours, 2 sites - 2.5 hours, 3 sites - 3.5 hours (plus travel time)

Location: Smiths Beach, Summerland beach, Flynn's Reef

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Bushland Quadrats – Unit 1, AOS 1

bushland quadrats talk

Rangers help students investigate the interactions between the bushland animals and their environment. Through a quadrat analysis along a transect students determine the abundance of flora and fauna. Students will also discuss the human impact on the area and the effect this might have on their results. We also provide your class with the opportunity to conduct quadrats across three different locations in order to compare biodiversity across different bushland environments.

Duration: 1 site - 1.5 hours, 2 sites - 2.5 hours, 3 sites - 3.5 hours (plus travel time)

Location: Meet at The Koala Conservation Centre

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Rhyll Inlet Vegetation Profile – Unit 1, AOS 1

mangrove talk

Rangers explore ecological topics such as succession and zonation through the investigation of wetland eco-systems. Students collect data of flora and fauna abundance by creating a vegetation profile along a transect. Students will also discuss the human impact on the area and the effect this might have on their results.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Location: Rhyll Inlet, meeting at Conservation Hill

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