You are here

Home > About > News and media releases > Explore Coolart Wetlands and Homestead this Easter


There's lots of places to explore at Coolart

There's lots of places to explore at Coolart

1 year ago from Parks Victoria

Explore Coolart Wetlands and Homestead this Easter

Friday 28 March, 2014

Become a Parks Victoria Junior Ranger at Coolart this Easter and learn the stories of the traditional owners of this land, the Boon wurrung people. You will also learn new skills as a Bush Detective and find out lots about Victoria’s favourite feathered friends.

All activities are suitable for children aged 6-12 and their families, and provide a great opportunity for kids to have some hands-on fun while learning more about the environment.

Exciting activities happening at Coolart include:

· Boon wurrung Story Time (8 and 9 April)  -  Have you ever wondered what the Melbourne region was like before European settlement? Learn the stories of the Boon wurrung people with Indigenous story teller, Fay Stewart-Muir, and create your own inspired artwork.

· Birdwatching (15 April) - Learn how to use binoculars and get a close look at some of Victoria’s birds! Take a walk with the Park Ranger where you'll learn 'What Bird is That? How do they fly? Where do they nest? What do they eat?

· Bush Detective (16 April) -Become a bush detective and help the Park Rangers track the secretive animals in the park. Look for clues that the animals have left behind including tracks, skulls, scats and territorial markings. Keep your eyes open for the furry culprits!

“It’s great to see children being involved in and learning about the language and culture of the First peoples of this land and how they lived and looked after the environment. It’s passing on this knowledge that I get great pleasure from.” says Fay Stewart-Muir, Boon wurrung Elder.

These activities are free but require a booking. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all sessions. Junior Rangers is not a club so no membership is required. Those taking part are reminded to bring sun protection, water and sturdy footwear.

Visit or call Parks Victoria on 13 1963 to make a booking or for more information.

Media enquiries

Parks Victoria media centre

Recent Stories

Divers take to the water for 2015 Great Victorian Fish Count

Friday 20 November, 2015
The annual Great Victorian Fish Count kicks off this weekend. Over the next fortnight divers and snorkelers will look for…

Enforcing game and park regulations in the Alpine National Park

Thursday 19 November, 2015
Parks Victoria in collaboration with Victoria Police and the Game Management Authority undertook Operation Genista in the Alpine National Park…

Vandalism at Holey Plains State Park

Thursday 19 November, 2015
Parks Victoria staff were disappointed to find one of the picnic tables burnt by vandals over the Melbourne Cup weekend…

1700 trekkers to raise funds on spectacular peninsula

Tuesday 17 November, 2015
1,700 people will experience the spectacular coastline and Mornington Peninsula National Park as they join the first ever Melbourne Coastrek…

Former rescue dog finds evidence of endangered tiger quoll in Great Otway National Park

Tuesday 17 November, 2015
Ted is a member of the Otways Conservation Dogs, a team on a special mission to help protect the endangered…

Road upgrades complete for Grampians National Park

Monday 16 November, 2015
Parks Victoria has completed a large scale road upgrade program in the Grampians National Park in partnership with the Department…

View all media releases