Excursions

We provide engaging experiences for all year levels that are linked to the curriculum at our:

Beetle at our Sustainability Education CentreSustainability Education Centre in Cheltenham

Ricketts Point Sea StarRicketts Point Marine Sanctuary in Beaumaris

Toolangi State Forest Toolangi State Forest in Toolangi

Feel free to contact us to talk about all your incursion and excursion needs.

Kinder Excursions

Minibeast Safari

Beetle at our Sustainability Education CentreCheltenham Sustainability Education Centre

A hands-on investigation into the wonderful world of Minibeasts and the roles they play in two separate habitats: the garden and the compost bin.

Recycling Rules

Beetle at our Sustainability Education CentreCheltenham Sustainability Education Centre

Using story, song and hands-on exploration, students are introduced to the magic of recycling, how to identify what products are made from and how to choose the right bin.

Wonderful World of Worms

Beetle at our Sustainability Education CentreCheltenham Sustainability Education Centre

Discover how worms can help to reduce your waste!  Story, song, puppets and real live worms help you explore their favourite foods and more.

Beach Secrets

Ricketts Point Sea StarRicketts Point Marine Sanctuary

Explore the beautiful Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary with all of your senses!

Foundation – Year 2 Excursions

Earth’s Treasures

Beetle at our Sustainability Education CentreCheltenham Sustainability Education Centre

Our amazing planet contains hidden treasures. Embark on a journey of discovery as we explore every day materials and identify connections to natural resources.

Living Connections

Beetle at our Sustainability Education CentreCheltenham Sustainability Education Centre

All living things are connected. Examine the changes plants and animals undergo as they grow and discover their key features that help them survive in our fascinating world.

I Sea Changes

Ricketts Point Sea StarRicketts Point Marine Sanctuary

Through hands-on exploration and personal observations, students will discover the plants and animals that live in this protected place and how human use of these areas have changed over time and with the seasons.

Sand Safari

Ricketts Point Sea StarRicketts Point Marine Sanctuary

Inspire connectedness and stewardship towards each other and a local marine sanctuary and ecosystem. This low cost, playful and educational 2 hour program will delight students and teachers alike!

Years 3 & 4 Excursions

Natural Links

Beetle at our Sustainability Education CentreCheltenham Sustainability Education Centre

Planet Earth is a complex environment that relies on delicate links and sophisticated relationships between living and non-living elements. Classify natural objects and organisms while exploring the interconnectedness and importance of a balanced environment.

Everything Beachy

Ricketts Point Sea StarRicketts Point Marine Sanctuary

Explore the intertidal rockpools and sandy beaches of a Marine Sanctuary and discover common marine creatures with adaptations for survival in this harsh intertidal environment.

Forest Discovery

Toolangi State ForestToolangi State Forest

Discover the forest environment’s tall trees, soft ferns, mountain creeks, and prickly plants! Use all your senses to find signs of the wildlife that live in the forests.

Years 5 & 6 Excursions

Avoid, Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

Beetle at our Sustainability Education CentreCheltenham Sustainability Education Centre

Explore responsible consumerism and waste minimisation.  We take a look at the hows and whats of curbside recycling, to pitching the benefits and pitfalls of various recyclable materials, waste wise shopping, what’s hot about compost and the journey of our electronic items and their planned obsolescence.

Tidal Survival

Ricketts Point Sea StarRicketts Point Marine Sanctuary

Discover the intertidal rockpools, sandy beaches and coastal vegetation of a marine sanctuary.  Discover common sea creatures, explore their array of adaptations for intertidal survival and human impacts upon the marine ecosystem.

Fire and the Forest

Toolangi State ForestToolangi State Forest

Fires are a natural part of the forest environment. Investigate how bushfires and fire effect the environment, plants, animals and local communities.  Visit a Mountain Ash forest and logging coupe,  and  compare and contrast a cool temperate rainforest.

Forest Discovery

Toolangi State ForestToolangi State Forest

Forests are a very important part of our world. Discover the forest environment’s tall trees, soft ferns, mountain creeks, and prickly plants! Use all your senses to find signs of the wildlife that live in the forests.

Years 7 & 8 Excursions

Rockpool Food Webs & Classification

Ricketts Point Sea StarRicketts Point Marine Sanctuary

Explore the intertidal rockpools and sandy beaches of the Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary. Discover the similarities and differences between organisms, and uncover human impacts on this fragile ecosystem.

Bushfires

Toolangi State ForestToolangi State Forest

Fires are a natural part of the forest environment. Investigate how fires effect the environment, plants, animals and communities. We take hands-on measurement of fuel hazard levels in a nearby Messmate Forest, visit a Mountain Ash forest and stop off to compare and contrast a cool temperate rainforest.

Bush Biodiversity

Toolangi State ForestToolangi State Forest

Our forests are diverse, dynamic environments. Investigate forest ecosystems and the interactions and interrelationships between forest plants and animals.

Going with the Flow

Toolangi State ForestToolangi State Forest

During this field trip students will explore the importance of water to the environment and people.  We also investigate how forests like Toolangi State Forest contribute to collecting, storing and filtering water and explore natural and human influences on water quality.

Tale of Two Forests

Toolangi State ForestToolangi State Forest

Forests are more than just a bunch of trees! Explore the difference between State Forests and National Parks, the way different user groups view the forest, the similarities and differences between Mountain Ash and Rainforest, the timber harvesting process and other human impacts.

Years 9 & 10 Excursions

Adapting to changes in Marine Environments

Ricketts Point Sea StarRicketts Point Marine Sanctuary

Explore the intertidal rockpools and sandy beaches of Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary. Discover how abiotic factors influence the distribution of species on the rocky platform and how organisms have adapted to these highly variable conditions.

Bushfires

Toolangi State ForestToolangi State Forest

Fires are a natural part of the forest environment. Investigate how fires effect the environment, plants, animals and communities.  We take hands-on measurement of fuel hazard levels in a nearby Messmate Forest, visit a Mountain Ash Forest and stop off to compare and contrast a cool temperate rainforest.

Biomes and Food Security

Toolangi State ForestToolangi State Forest

The ecosystems of the Victorian Central Highlands have distinctive characteristics which help to class the region firmly as part of a Temperate Forest Biome. Explore this special region to bring to life the Victorian Geography Curriculum.

Our Forests Our Future

Toolangi State ForestToolangi State Forest

Forests are vital for our future. Explore the many values of our forests, how they are managed to reduce human impacts to sustain our world and how people can be involved in protecting the environment.

Year 11 Excursions

VCE Biology Fieldwork (Unit 1 Area of Study 2)

Ricketts Point Sea StarRicketts Point Marine Sanctuary

Explore the intertidal rockpools and sandy beaches of Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary.  Discover how abiotic factors influence the distribution of species on the rocky platform and how organisms have adapted to these highly variable conditions.

The Forest Environment (Enviro Science Unit 1)

Toolangi State ForestToolangi State Forest

Discover the forest environment, its structure, functions and natural processes.

The Forest Experience (O&E Studies Unit 1)

Toolangi State ForestToolangi State Forest

Explore how people value and experience forests.

Hazards and Disasters in the Forest (VCE Geography Unit 1)

Toolangi State ForestToolangi State Forest

Explore the magnificent forest ecosystems of the Victorian Central Highlands and investigate the hydro-meteorological hazards and disasters that characterise the region.  Complete fieldwork activities that will collect primary data for the unit’s SAC requirement.

Impacts of Forest Use (O&E Studies Unit 2)

Toolangi State ForestToolangi State Forest

Discover the characteristics of forest environments and the impacts of human activities in Toolangi State Forest.

Wood as a Resource (Design & Tech)

Toolangi State ForestToolangi State Forest

State forests are managed for multiple uses including the provision of timber resources.  Explore the use of forests as a source of timber for a range of uses.

Year 12 Excursions

Leadbeater’s Possums (Enviro Science Unit 3)

Toolangi State ForestToolangi State Forest

Toolangi State Forest is a key habitat for the Leadbeater’s Possum within the Central Highlands region. Experience first hand the forest environment that support this species and explore the issues surrounding its future conservation and management.

Relationships with Forests (O&E Studies Unit 3)

Toolangi State ForestToolangi State Forest

Explore the relationships between humans and forests over time and the contemporary management of forests.

Wood as a Resource (Design & Tech)

Toolangi State ForestToolangi State Forest

State forests are managed for multiple uses, including the provision of timber resources. Explore the use of forests as a source of timber for a range of uses.

School Holiday Program Excursions

Sustainability Education Centre Discovery

Beetle at our Sustainability Education CentreCheltenham Sustainability Education Centre

Bring your multi-age School Holiday Program children to explore our Sustainability Education Centre to investigate your choice of themes.

Ricketts Point Ramble

Ricketts Point Sea StarRicketts Point Marine Sanctuary

Bring your multi-age School Holiday Program children to explore the intertidal rockpools and sandy beaches of a marine sanctuary!  Discover common sea creatures and their adaptations for survival and uncover human impacts.

Sand Safari

Ricketts Point Sea StarRicketts Point Marine Sanctuary

Inspire connectedness and stewardship towards each other and a local marine sanctuary and ecosystem. This low cost, playful and educational 2 hour program will delight students and teachers alike!

Forest Adventure

Toolangi State ForestToolangi State Forest

Bring your multi-age School Holiday Program children to explore the wonders of Toolangi State Forest! Visit tall trees, soft ferns, mountain creeks, a logging area and our Discovery Tree.