Learning in nature

Parks Victoria offers a number of fun and engaging experiences in parks to help connect people of all ages and abilities to Victoria’s natural and cultural heritage through learning.

Whether you’re studying at school or as part of a higher degree, are a volunteer or community group, or just curious and want to know more about Victoria’s special places, Parks Victoria has a range of activities and resources that will help you to learn in nature.

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Early learning outdoors

Parks have a special place in supporting early connections with nature through free, unstructured play outdoors.

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Park Explorers

Park Explorers encourages students to discover and care for their natural spaces through place based inquiry learning. The program is designed to engage upper primary school students.

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Plan Your Visit

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.

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Student portal

Learn about the ecosystems and cultural heritage that parks help protect, current issues and management strategies and the range of people and organisations involved in park management.

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Teacher portal

Our teacher portal will help you find the perfect outdoor classroom for your students.

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