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.

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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