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Minimal impact

Natural environments provide an excellent way for students to learn about themselves, the world they live in, and how humans and nature interact with each other. To help protect these natural areas it is important to make sure our activities have minimal impact on the environment.

The larger size of many school groups can have a significant impact on the environment. These guidelines are designed to allow schools access to the amazing diversity of Victoria’s natural areas while minimising the impacts to the environment and other park users.

The minimal impact guidelines for schools provides essential information for teachers planning a short or extended visit to a national park. For visits to marine environments, please refer to the minimal impact guidelines for Victoria’s marine national parks and sanctuaries.

As part of Department of Education requirements, all schools are required to follow these guidelines at all times while visiting a park.

For further details visit the Department of Education's website.

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Point Nepean connects kids with nature this summer

11 Dec 2014

School's out and kids are encouraged to connect with their families and nature this summer at Point Nepean. Point Nepean National Park's FREE school holiday program from 3rd - 22nd January 2015 offers ranger-led walks, talks and other engaging activities for kids aged 6 - 12 years. The popular and…

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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.