To support a range of Victorian Curriculum outcomes, explore these downloadable learning resources to enhance your next self-guided excursion at the Nature Parks.
VCE Year Level
Balancing Tourism & the Environment (PowerPoint)
This resource supports teachers and students to complete their Unit 2 Tourism investigation during an excursion to the Penguin Parade. Key themes, evidence and data included in the resource support students to explore:
- How has tourism changed over the last 100 years at the Penguin Parade?
- What does tourism look like on Phillip Island today and what are the characteristics of key market segments?
- How does Phillip Island Nature Parks generate revenue, create and manage ecotourism experiences to fund world leading conservation, research and education?
- How important is tourism and Little Penguins to the local and state economy?
Primary Year Levels
These downloadable activities include fun prompts, tips, tricks and challenges for primary year (3-6) level students. Each resource has pre-excursion, during and post-excursion activities for your students and practical information for teachers to make the most out of an excursion to Nature Parks.
Penguin Parade Resource - Download Now
Koala Conservation Reserve Resource - Download Now
Churchill Island Heritage Farm Resource - Download Now
Antarctic Journey Resource - Download Now
All Year Levels
Gain the latest information from our Conservation and Research Teams, discover the biology, features and behaviours of key native species which call Phillip Island (Millowl) home using our Nature Notes.
Visit the Nature Parks YouTube Channel for conservation videos and ranger interviews: YouTube Channel
A Rangers Guide to the Rocky Shores of Phillip Island - If you have always wondered about life and the amazing community ecology of our rocky shoreline, download this illustrated guide.
Task students to explore characteristics and features of native species using 3D models at the Nature Parks Sketch Fab resource: https://sketchfab.com/natureparks An example of a Little Penguin below:
Little Penguin Burrow Camera. Ever wondered what goes on inside a Little Penguin burrow? Click here to view remarkable footage from inside a penguin nest.
Discover the seasonal life of Little Penguins with our Penguin Arrival Calendar This handy reference is useful to prepare your students with the context for their visit no matter which season you are visiting.
A list of local contacts including accomodation and other things to do during a school excursion on Phillip Island (Millowl).
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