No need to stay home over the winter school holidays because Parks Victoria's Junior Rangers returns with another FREE program for primary school-aged kids over the July break.
This nature-based program offers various workshops within the Southern Mornington Peninsula region for children 6-12yrs and accompanying parents/guardians.
Parks Victoria's Junior Rangers
The Junior Rangers invites you to participate in hands-on history, geography, wildlife and nature-based outdoor classes with a Parks Victoria guide.
"Getting outside, getting dirty and getting up close to nature and history while exploring makes outdoor adventures the best part of being a kid," says Parks Victoria, Area Chief Ranger Southern Peninsula, Kris Rowe.
Rug up and explore the region's beautiful National Parks between Monday 2 July and Thursday 12 July. Such activities include:
Winters Wonder Walks
Rangers share stories of:
Shipwrecks and bushrangers at Cape Schanck.
Historical days when tourists arrived at Sorrento's Ocean Beach by paddle steamer and tram.
Victoria's "place of firsts" at 1803 Collins First Settlement Site.
Explore the wild and wonderful shores of the Mushroom Reef Marine Sanctuary at Flinders where you will meet the colourful and bizarre creatures of coastal Victoria's rock pools.
Inspire inquisitive minds at Point Nepean Nation Parks' Quarantine Station and participate in an 'A E I O U' treasure hunt/culture heritage walk focussing on Aboriginal, European, Indigenous, Others and You in the park.
Birdwatching & Nature Exploration
Visit Coolart Wetlands and Homestead and learn all about Australia's amazing plant life during 'Flora Explorer', while the 'Birdwatching' sessions has stakeouts in bird hides with binoculars covered as Junior Rangers identify different birds and explore the wetlands.
Parks Victoria's Junior Rangers Program is completely FREE but advanced bookings are essential. Go to www.juniorrangers.com.au or Tel 13 1963. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.