Excursions

Education ExperiencesWe have a great range of experiences for your class. We are able to cover a range of topics, including ecology, minibeasts, habitats, sustainability and leadership. These experiences have been designed to link to specific learning outcomes within the Australian Curriculum.

Bring along your lunch or have a barbecue in one of our peaceful, outdoor spaces.

Choose an Excursion Experience

Mini Beasts Wonderland (F-3)

Mini Beasts Wonderland

Go for a forest walk, roll over logs and go dip netting in our wetlands to search for minibeasts in their natural environment.

Download the Mini Beasts Wonderland information sheet.

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'It covered a great deal about minibeasts...[We] learnt lots about native insects and their various stages of growth.' - Kew East Primary School

Living Water (F-4)


Living Water

Walk through the wetlands and dip your nets into the water to see what you can find.

Download the Living Water information sheet.

Pre-Service Teachers (PSTs) help develop ideas for pre and post visit activities - see their work here.

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'Very informative and hands on. It really had the kids engaged the whole time.' - Reservoir East Primary School

Plants Alive! (F-6)

Plants Alive

Explore plants up close! Find out about indigenous plants in our Nursery, go for a River Red Gum walk and create your own micro habitat by trying your hand at Potting Up a Poa.

Pre-Service Teachers (PSTs) help develop ideas for pre and post visit activities - see their work here.

Download the Plants Alive Information Sheet

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Hands on Habitats (3-6)

 Hands on Habitats

Learn about the different habitats within the Sanctuary, take an intimate look into the lives of some of our native animals inside their nest boxes and even have a go at making a nest box yourselves!

Download the Hands on Habitats Information Sheet.

Pre-Service Teachers (PSTs) help develop ideas for pre and post visit activities - see their work here.

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'An insight into our local environment. Had no idea this was available.' - SLOP, Donvale

Wildlife CSI (4-9)


Wildlife CSI

Investigate a wildlife crime scene and become a Wildlife CSI Field Agent. Students will collect evidence from a crime scene and develop a hypothesise. They will find evidence to explore further under the microscope once we get back to the laboratory. We will also consider the impact of human beings on the natural environment.

Download the Wildlife CSI Information Sheet.

Pre-Service Teachers (PSTs) help develop ideas for pre and post visit activities - see their work here.

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Science in the Bush (7-10)

 Science in the Bush (Grade 7-10)

Combine a learning experience in sustainability with activities that help build your students' understanding about the natural world. This experience cam be tailored to your outcomes and provides a great opportunity for students to engage in a rel-life test for healthy ecosystems.

Download the Science in the Bush Information sheet.

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Maths & Science in the Bush (7-10)

 Math & Science in the Bush (Grade 7- 10)

Understand maths and science in the environment around us. Students will use a variety of mathematical and scientific techniques to problem solve some real life conundrums. We can construct nest boxes in teams, measure the height of trees from the ground and conduct PH, water chemical or turbidity tests.

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Living Systems (VCE)

 Living Systems (VCE)

Students experience the bush through an Ecologist's eye. They can take part in a practical survey of wetlands and woodlands and study the bush to see how plants have evolved to survive in Australia's harsh conditions. This experience directly links to VCE biology outcomes and can be used as a Student Assessment Task.

Download the Living Systems Activity Sheet.

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'The experience was a great intro into the dynamic ecosystems area of study.' - Roxburgh College

Costs

Experience DurationCost / Student
Half Day (2 hours content)$13.00
Full Day ( 2 x 2 hour sessions + lunchtime)$23.00
All prices are GST Inclusive and are subject to change