Learning resources

Parks Victoria offer a number of educational tools and resources to enhance outdoor classroom experiences.

Bush Kinder Handbook

The great outdoors offers ideal spaces to climb, run and explore, allowing children to develop self-awareness, motor skills and emotional intelligence. Together, Parks Victoria and early childhood learning providers can create life-long connections between children, nature and parks. Download our Bush Kinder Handbook (PDF) to find out how to take your early learning outdoors.

Student Ranger lesson plans

Cool Australia hosts six curriculum-aligned activities for students in years four to six. These activities include:

 

Please note that you will be asked to sign up as an educator to access these resources.

Park Excursion Guides

Parks Victoria have developed excursion guides for a number of parks, designed to provide teachers with content and ideas for planning exciting and experiential excursions outdoors.

Brimbank Park


Brisbane Ranges National Park


Devilbend Natural Features Reserve


Grampians National Park


Kinglake National Park


Lysterfield Park


Mornington Peninsula National Park


Organ Pipes National Park


Plenty Gorge Park


Pope’s Eye


You Yangs Regional Park


ClimateWatch Trails

Download a Parks Victoria’s ClimateWatch Trail and help gather important knowledge about the effects of climate change on Victoria's parks:

 

 

Explore Parks with YouTube and SoundCloud

The Parks Victoria YouTube channel hosts a number of educational videos, providing insight into what makes parks special and an opportunity for students to see parks they may not be able to reach.

Parks Victoria’s Education SoundCloud channel hosts podcasts showcasing some amazing stories from the field. Visit the Victorian National Parks Association website to access a four-part Little Desert podcast series, which revisits the 1969 political dispute that put nature conservation and community consultation on the party-political agenda in Victoria.

Other learning resources

Apps and data tools


Additional resources

  • Find out more about the types of ecosystems that Parks Victoria care for.
  • Read more about how Parks Victoria and Traditional Owners work to manage Country together.
  • Access the self-guided audio tour for Fort Nepean before conducting a field trip.
  • Parks Victoria management plans, management statements, future directions plans, master plans and strategies.

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