Park Explorers

Why does Victoria have protected places?

Parks Victoria invites Year 3-6 students to explore this question through our free education program, 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 and strongly links with the Year 3-6 Victorian Curriculum areas of Science, Geography, Health and Physical Education, Critical and Creative Thinking and the cross-curriculum priorities of Sustainability and Aboriginal Histories and Culture.

Overviews of the four Park Explorers units can be found below.

Park Explorers - Year 3-4 Wellbeing

Year 3/4 Wellbeing Unit Overview (PDF)
Year 3/4 Wellbeing Unit Overview - accessible document (WORD)

 

Park Explorers - Year 5-6 Wellbeing Unit

Year 5/6 Wellbeing Unit Overview (PDF)
Year 5/6 Wellbeing Unit Overview - accessible document (WORD)

Park Explorers - Year 3-4 Science and Geography Unit

Year 3/4 Science and Geography Unit Overview (PDF)
Year 3/4 Science and Geography Unit Overview - accessible document (WORD)

Year 5/6 Science and Geography Unit Overview (PDF)
Year 5/6 Science and Geography Unit Overview - accessible document (WORD)

 

Park Explorers schools are equipped with resources such as videos, maps and a teaching and learning pack containing curriculum linked activities that support student inquiry.

 

 Park explorers resources

 

 

Places are limited to 30 schools in 2020, so, if you’re interested in becoming a Park Explorers school please contact the education team at education@parks.vic.gov.au for more information.  

 

Virtual tours

Exploring Victoria’s protected places

Victoria is home to nine unique and wonderous ecosystems. Students can learn about Victoria’s ecosystems through a ranger guided virtual tour. Use the map below to explore our amazing protected places*. Learning resources that support the virtual tours are provided to Park Explorers schools. Contact education@parks.vic.gov.au to find out how to become a Park Explorers school.

*For the best user experience make sure you turn on the narration and ambient sound via the white cog found in the top right-hand corner of the virtual tour.

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