Digital resources for young rangers

Victoria Nature Festival

Explore digital resources for school-aged children. Learn about Australian Fur Seals and experiment with designing a better nesting box for our Little Penguins facing warmer climate.

Little Penguin Swimming at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic

Seal secrets

Want to find out what makes a seal swim? This easy to use resource prompts students to explore the world of our Australian fur seals through a variety of media.

Students explore how seals' features make them particularly suited to their environment and how human activities are impacting their ability to survive.

A juvenile Australian Fur Seal at Seal Rocks off Phillip Island

Once students have engaged with the resource, they will be ready to join our rangers, researchers and global community as we work together to identify population status and entanglements through the  SealSpotter portal

 

Design for nature

Climate change is predicted to make Phillip Island hotter and drier so the Nature Parks, in collaboration with La Trobe University, is testing 50 artificial burrows, in five different designs, to better protect penguins during extremely hot weather.

How would you design a penguin burrow to protect our feathered little friends?

Dr Peter Dann, with an artificial burrow designed to keep penguins cooler during global warming

Through this resource, explore the challenges little penguins face in a changing climate, the concepts of passive design, and create a little penguin burrow that can extend the deadline on saving this iconic animal. 

Download the free pdfs or access the powerpoint slides so you can learn about nature from home. 

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