Info for students
Victoria’s parks are home to over 4300 native plants and 948 native animals with many of these species now only found in these parks.
Learn about the different ecosystems found across Victoria.
Many native species are under threat due to changes humans have made to the environment. Find out more about Victoria’s endangered species, why they are under threat, and what is being done to help protect them.
Pest plants, animals and disease are major threats that face native plants and animals. Find out more about these pests and what is being done to minimise their impact.
Find out more about how Parks Victoria helps protect Victoria's parks and the plants and animals that rely on them for survival.
These printable fact files will help you learn more about some of Victoria’s favourite plants and animals.
29 Jul 2014
Rangers from Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC) and Parks Victoria have joined forces to improve access to the Corringle Foreshore Reserve. The walking track to the popular reserve and fishing spot has been cleared and widened and the chain and board walkway replaced. Corringle Foreshore Reserve is one…
1 Sep 2014 8:30am - 4 Sep 2014 5:30pm
We will take you behind the scenes on this exclusive, small group adventure as you work alongside a Parks Victoria Ranger to 'track and protect' the elusive Brush-tailed Phascogales, which are on Victoria's threatened species list. You will sample some of the region's best wines, see ancient Aboriginal rock art…
2 Sep 2014 10:00am-11:00am
Enjoy the fresh air of this beautiful park and get an insight into the park’s fascinating history, flora and fauna. This free guided walk run by Friends of Tarra Bulga National Park will lead you across the famous Corrigan Suspension Bridge which stretches through the rainforest canopy, and on either…
3 Sep 2014
The Grey-headed Flying-fox is the largest flying-fox (also known as a fruit bat) species in Australia. Each month the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology conduct the monthly bat count at Yarra Bend Park at dusk on the Wednesday evening closest to the risen full moon. This data is critical…
6 Sep 2014 8:00am-9:00am
parkrun is free, weekly, 5km timed run that is open to everyone - walkers, runners, families and dogs are all welcome! Westerfolds parkrun occurs every Saturday morning. We're based near the main carpark off the Fitzsimons Lane entrance, and the course is run entirely on sealed paths within the park.