A visit to one of Parks Victoria’s natural or historic sites will help inspire your students to learn more about Victoria’s natural environment, culture and heritage. Outdoor experiences help connect students to nature and can be great for personal development, health and well-being as well.
With hundreds of locations across the state, Parks Victoria and its partners provide a diverse range of opportunities for experiential learning.
Parks Victoria has developed a range of resources, guidelines and procedures to help you plan excursions in Victoria's parks.
Curriculum-based programs delivered at our Education Centres will engage your students as they explore and learn about Victoria’s natural areas and historic sites.
Rangers look after a diverse estate of natural and historic sites across the state.
Our rangers can share their expertise, knowledge and experience from their daily work in managing and conserving these sites with your students. This can range from short introductions to the park prior to participating in outdoor recreational activities through to extended hands-on project work where students help out in conservation work in the park.
As park rangers are involved in a wide range of work, opportunities for school talks and activities are not available in all parks or at certain times of the year.
To discuss which park may be able to offer appropriate experiences for your students please call the Parks Victoria Information Centre on 13 1963.
Parks Victoria has developed a range of activities that you can use with your students on your next park visit.
Parks Victoria's teacher and student resources have their own website - Enviro Active. This site provides:
- student friendly information about Victoria's environments
- downloadable videos and photos
- curated collection of videos about conservation work in Victoria
- teaching resources and support materials
Licensed tour operators can run a range of outdoor recreational and educational activities for your school. To find the contact details for these operators use the Explore section to find the park page you wish to visit. The list of licensed tour operators for each park can be found by clicking on Tours.
Looking for more than an excursion? Parks Victoria may be able to partner with your school on a longer-term project where students work on a conservation project alongside our park rangers.
For more information call 13 1963 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
24 Sep 2014
Hard work and dedication by the Ballarat Bushwalking and Outdoor Club or BBOC, and support from Parks Victoria and Pyrenees Shire, has seen the re-opening of a section of Bukkertillible Walk in Mount Buangor State Park. The steep section of the walk between The Cave and Two Mile Circuit had…
22 Sep 2014 12:00am - 5 Oct 2014 12:00am
Drop in and pick up your explorer pack from the Mansion with activity sheets, magnifying glass and pencil. Complete the activities and return the pack to collect some Junior Ranger goodies. Activities are available every day of the school holidays.
22 Sep 2014 12:00am - 3 Oct 2014 12:00am
Parks Victoria’s Discovery program is designed to encourage kids and adults to explore Victoria’s parks with a ranger. Whether it’s discovering mini beasts through a microscope, learning about creatures’ tracks and traces and their habitats, or discovering the fascinating life beneath the sea during a rock pool ramble, kids will…
30 Sep 2014 10:00am-12:00pm
Join a ranger for an adventure along the Maribyrnong River where you will find tiny creatures that live in the river. These minibeasts are fascinating creatures, and we can use them to see how healthy the river is. Healthy rivers and creeks are essential to keep the plants and animals…
30 Sep 2014 10:30am-12:00pm
Learn about the differences between renewable versus non-renewable energy. What was the State Coal Mine black coal actually used for? How was it used to make energy? Children will be able to construct a kite, decorate it and fly it on top of the mullock heaps after learning about the…