Parks Victoria’s trained educators can deliver curriculum based activities that are adapted to meet the specific VELS standards or VCE outcomes.
Our hands-on programs engage students as they connect with and learn about Victoria's amazing natural environment and cultural heritage.
Education Centre locations
Set in one of Victoria’s iconic parks, our programs range from engaging middle-years programs suitable for year-level camps through to fieldwork investigations for VCE studies that can be used as a basis for your School Assessed Coursework.
Easily accessible from Melbourne, the Dandenong Ranges provides a captivating backdrop for your students to investigate a range of habitats types and learn more about how humans have adapted our natural environment over time. A range of locations can be used in the park that cater for all types of groups from early childhood through to in-depth VCE studies.Werribee Park and Mansion
Werribee Park’s curriculum-based school programs will help your students discover what life was like living and working in a Victorian-era mansion with a range of hands-on programs.
Serendip Sanctuary’s curriculum-based program offers students an excellent opportunity to learn about the wetland and grassy woodland habitats of Victoria’s western volcanic plains. Students can also discover Serendip's captive breeding program for endangered native animals. A range of programs are available for Prep – Year 12 levels ranging from wildlife walks to aquatic invertebrate studies.
The State Coal Mine provides a unique opportunity for schools to visit an underground coal mine and experience life in the early part of the 20th Century. Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, the State Coal Mine is the only historic coal mine experience in the Southern Hemisphere. A range of interactive, curriculum based programs are available for your visit.
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09 Oct 2014
There is renewed hope for a better Hooded Plover breeding season on the Mornington Peninsula this year with a fresh batch of volunteers enlisted to help Australia’s most threatened beach-nesting bird. Last year was a particularly bad year for these vulnerable birds, with just one chick surviving from 59 nests,…
1 Nov 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.
1 Nov 2014 12:30pm - 3 Nov 2014 4:30pm
Get to know Wilsons Promontory National Park with a Ranger on a Discovery walk or activity on Melbourne Cup Long Weekend from 1-3 November 2014. A range of activities are available including Junior Ranger activities for 6-12 year olds, StoryTime activities for pre-school age children and guided walks, presentations and…
3 Nov 2014 8:00am - 6 Nov 2014 5:00pm
Make a big difference at Little Desert! Learn about the endangered Mallefowl recovery program, support wildlife monitoring and encounter a range of native wildlife species held at the Little Desert Sanctuary including Suger Gliders, Bruh-tailed Bettongs and Bush-stone Curlews.
3 Nov 2014 8:30am - 6 Nov 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…