Yannin nerlingo! (Come along!)
Ranger Tours are facilitated by Victorian Registered Teachers or staff who hold current Working With Children Checks. Our programs occur in nature, on Bunurong Country across our iconic sites, the Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Reserve and Churchill Island Heritage Farm.
Ranger Tours are 1hr in duration and can be booked in addition to general admission. Tours are available at 10:30am or 3:00pm, Monday-Thursday.
Bookings for your school group can be made on phone: 03 5951 2835 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Little Penguins (All Year Levels) - Year 11 and 12 (VCE) Teachers please indicate in your booking if you are seeking a Tourism focused version of this experience)
Take a journey through the penguin’s natural habitat to learn about their tough lives. Students will get hands on with some of the research tools and processes we use to understand wild penguins. Students are empowered to take action to help protect penguins and other marine animals by understanding the threats they face and positive actions we can take.
This program can be booked in addition to General Viewing tickets. Program Cost: $7.50 per student. Minimum Cost: $150.00. Location: Penguin Parade Visitor Centre
Koalas (All Year Levels)
Gurrborra is the Bunurong name for koala and understanding this unique animal is important as we protect habitat and create sustainable futures. Explore the koala’s natural environment via our tree top boardwalks. Students will learn about specialised features and adaptations that make these marsupials particularly suited to a woodland environment.
This program can be booked in addition to General Admission to the Koala Conservation Reserve. Program Cost: $7.50 per student. Minimum Cost: $150.00. Location: Koala Conservation Reserve.
Also available as a dusk experience. Ask about our Koala and Curlew Evening Tour. Program Cost: $15.00 per student. Minimum Cost: $300.00
Churchill Island (All Year Levels)
Come on an adventure through time at Churchill Island. Consider the seasonal connections the Traditional Custodians, the Bunurong have with the area and discover the lifestyle of European settlers who migrated to the area and lived off the land. This session prompts students to consider how life has changed and what we can learn about sustainability from the past. Enjoy gorgeous gardens around the heritage precinct, meet our friendly farm animals and discover an island haven for a threatened species.
This program can be booked in addition to General Admission to Churchill Island Heritage farm. Program Cost: $7.50 per student. Minimum Cost: $150.00. Location: Churchill Island Heritage Farm.
Free Daily Farm Activities:
- 10.30am Blacksmithing
- 2.00pm Cow Milking
- 2.30pm Sheep Shearing (weekends only)
- 2.45pm Working Dogs
- 3.00pm Whip Cracking
Build for Wildlife (Levels 5-Tertiary)
Our wildlife needs your help! A range of native species make use of natural and artificial burrows and in this ranger led hands-on making experience, we ask you to build a nesting box for wildlife. Depending on our conservation needs students will be supported to build artificial possum, bird or bat boxes, or an insect hotel. If it can be used at your home or school, students are welcome to take their wildlife box home or leave them to be used by Nature Parks and other conservation agencies.
This program can be booked in addition to general admission to any of our attractions. Cost: $26.00 per student. Minimum Cost: $390.00. Location: Penguin Parade Visitor Centre.
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