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School holiday discovery program at Wilsons Promontory National Park

School holiday discovery program at Wilsons Promontory National Park

2 months ago from Parks Victoria

Discover a different Prom this Winter

Thursday 19 June, 2014

If you’re looking for something fun and educational to do during the July school holidays, make sure you check out Parks Victoria’s Discovery Program at Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Parks Victoria Team Leader, Lynden Costin said the program was a great way to get in touch with nature over the school holidays.

"It’s fantastic to see kids and adults getting out of the lounge room and experiencing the fun and wonder of Victoria’s parks. Even in these cooler winter months, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors."

Activities include:

  • Junior Ranger activities for primary school age children age 6-12 and their parents ($7 per child, accompanying adults attend for free)
    • Examining the minibeasts that live in Tidal River through a microscope.
    • Celebrating NAIDOC Week and see how traditional hunting tools are used. You can also have a go at boomerang throwing.
    • Become a bush detective. Learn how to identify some animals from the evidence they leave behind.
    • Discover some of the special native plants at the Prom and make your own sun dyed bag to take home.
  • Free activities for pre-school age children age 3-5 years.
    • What is the best home for a wombat? How did the Flame Robin get his red chest? Find out the answers and enjoy the games and art activities that follow.
  • Free activities for families and children age 5+ helping rangers in the park
    • Join park rangers to remove sea spurge weeds invading the beach nesting sites of endangered Hooded Plovers.
    • Make a giant whale tail out of beach rubbish and learn about the impact of rubbish on our precious marine environment.

Bookings are essential and can be made at the Tidal River Visitor Centre or call 1800 350 552.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to all activities.

Information on the sessions is available here.

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