Field trips

The Department of Ecology, Environment and Evolution is committed to enhancing undergraduate teaching through field experience. Field courses in uniquely Australian locations are available as part of the department's second and third year subjects. They offer students an unrivalled learning experience.

Issues in Conservation - Wilsons Promontory


When: February
Duration: 5 days

Visit one of Australia's oldest national parks to learn about issues in conservation biology and the management of protected areas. 

Plant Diversity and Ecology - Natimuk

When: Late September
Duration: 5 days, mid semester break.

An introduction to soil-vegetation relationships, survey methodology and plant identification based in the botanically diverse Wimmera region. 

Animal Physiology - Heron Island

When: Tuesday 6th December – Thursday 15th December 2016
Duration: 7 nights on the island and 2 days in transit.

Gain insight into the physiology and behaviour of marine organisms and appreciate the faunal diversity offered by coral reef systems. 

Animal Ecology - The Mallee

When: Easter Monday 28th March – Friday 1st April 2016.
Duration: 5 days

Work in groups on research projects studying fauna such as pygmy possums, ants, geckos and honeyeaters. 

Geology and Plant Life - Snowy River

When: December
Duration: 6 days

Learn about the role of landforms and rock types in producing the unique geographical distributions of plants.

Mountain Ecosystems - Falls Creek


When: February
Duration: 7 days

Explore alpine and sub-alpine ecosystems in detail during daytime excursions. View our Mountain ecosystem video

Arid Ecosystem Conservation - Calperum Station


When: July
Duration: 8 days

Learn about arid zone ecology and how to undertake ecological research in the field.

Interested in going on a field trip? Browse our wildlife and conservation courses.