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by EricaL (subscribe)
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Educational adventures on the Mornington Peninsula
Inspiring outdoor activities are on the agenda for your kids, in the upcoming Junior Ranger Summer Program.

Located in Parks Victoria's Southern Peninsula Parks, the January 2016 program combines three prominent Peninsula locations; The Mornington Peninsula National Park, Point Nepean National Park, Coolart Wetlands and Historic Homestead and Collins Settlement Site. Parks Victoria rangers hosts the series of activities, aimed at children age 6 to 12 years.

Ranger led talks
Rander led talks


Immerse your kids into nature, and enjoy activities that are specific to the history and environment of the region. Exciting group pursuits such as rock-pool walks and beach-combing in nature's playground may well foster your child's future career as a ranger or historian. Interactive nature and history exploration based activities will incorporate the following:

Mystery Box Challenge

The of the Mornington Peninsula is surrounded by the region's most spectacular landscapes. This is where the Mystery Box Challenge will be; at Point Nepean's historic Quarantine Station. After a beach coastal walk, your kids will be tested on their memory skills.

Junior Ranger Summer Program
Junior Ranger Summer Program


A.E.I.O.U Activity

The A.E.I.O.U activity is a cultural heritage program at Point Nepean. Your children will discover the history, craft and stories related to Aboriginal ancestors of the land, as well as the history of European settlers in the region.

Inside Outside Ewww

Who would've thought poo could be so interesting? This activity sees your kids examine the bones, fur and poo left behind from local critters of the Peninsula.

3C's of First Settlement

Rangers bring the history of the Collins Settlement to life for your children. This is the spot where Europeans first attempted to settle permanently in Victoria, and is therefore a very significant place in Australian history.

Junior Ranger Program
Junior Ranger Program


Finding Feathered Friends

Your budding bird-watchers will learn the fundamentals of bird identification at the Coolart Wetlands; an area covering coastal and wetland environments.

Rock-pool Rambles

If your kids like getting their feet, they've love a ramble along the beach, nosing into rock-pools to identify critters of the sea. Rock-pool rambles take place at Flinders and Portsea.

All of the above amazing activities are completely FREE for all to enjoy, although your children must be accompanied by you, another parent or guardian. Bookings are essential, and done via www.juniorrangers.com.au.
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Why? FREE education fun for the school holidays
When: 5 to 21 January 2016. Various times, check website for more details.
Where: Quarantine Station, Point Nepean; Collins Settlement Site, Sorrento; Coolart Wetlands and Homestead, Somers; Mushroom Reef, Flinders and London Bridge, Portsea.
Cost: FREE (although online bookings essential)
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