Learning in nature
Learning for nature begins with loving nature
Parks Victoria supports the development of young nature stewards, which is why we offer a range of curriculum-aligned opportunities to learn in, for and about nature. We take a holistic approach in our program design; our Connect, Explore and Protect framework ensures that students can connect with Victoria’s protected places, explore these places to better understand their significance, and are empowered to protect and care for them. Our pedagogy is centred around inquiry and place-based learning, allowing us to provide authentic ways for students to apply their knowledge and curiosity in the places and communities they live in.
Parks Victoria’s digital resources support Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary teachers to embed environmental education into classroom learning. For those wanting to extend their learning in nature, we offer self-guided resources and ranger-led learning experiences that allow students to discover and learn in different cultural and ecological landscapes. We also have resources to help you plan your next visit, including information about safety and logistics, and tips for treading lightly in our precious Victorian environments.
Use the links below to discover more about our teaching and learning resources and excursion opportunities.
Parks Victoria has a range of curriculum-aligned programs and resources that support Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary teachers to embed environmental education into classroom learning.
Parks Victoria supports teachers and students to learn in nature through self-guided park visits or ranger-guided activities. No matter which option you choose, there are a few things to be mindful of when planning a student excursion or field trip to a park or reserve.