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 schools are equipped with resources such as videos, maps and a teaching and learning pack containing curriculum linked activities that support student inquiry.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Picture Story Books
A list of picture story books that support the themes within the Park Explorers program.
- Parks Victoria Recommended Picture Story Books (PDF)
- Parks Victoria Recommended Picture Story Books (DOC)
Nature's Mascots Literacy Resources
Animal hero literacy resources help emergent and fluent readers to love where they live, develop connections between people and places, and understand how to care for both habitats and species.
A map that highlights the estate Park Victoria manages.
A poster that features Victoria’s nine ecosystems and their importance.
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 email@example.com 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.