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Education Centres

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

Wilsons Promontory National Park

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.

Dandenong Ranges National Park

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

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.

State Coal Mine - Wonthaggi

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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Healthy Parks Healthy People on the world stage

15 Dec 2014

In November the IUCN World Parks Congress came to Australia. Held once every decade, this global event involved over 6000 delegates from 170 countries around the world. The Congress showcased nature's solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges such as food and water security, climate change and human…

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Westerfolds parkrun

25 Dec 2014 8:00am-9:00am

parkrun is free, weekly, 5km timed run that is open to everyone - walkers, runners, families, prams 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…

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Westerfolds parkrun

27 Dec 2014 8:00am-9:00am

parkrun is free, weekly, 5km timed run that is open to everyone - walkers, runners, families, prams 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…

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Junior Ranger holiday program

29 Dec 2014 12:00am - 24 Jan 2015 12:00pm

Join in for some fun ranger-guided activities these holidays.

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Junior Ranger holiday program

29 Dec 2014 12:00am - 24 Jan 2015 12:00pm

Join in for some fun ranger-guided activities these holidays.