Parenna Place is the meeting place for students of all ages and backgrounds.
Discover the traditions, experience the culture, explore the environment.
A guide will greet your group and escort you to the Nature Reserve. Enroute to Parenna Place, visitors can enjoy a guided nature walk through Blackwood Swamp and Brookers Gum forests and through the third plant community, King Island Scrub - a complex mosaic of small trees, tall shrubs ferns, grasses and sedges.
Visitors will see rare and endangered species, and wildlife, learn about geodiversity and King Island history.
In winter, this walk is done in gumboots! Once inside Parenna Place, samples of King Island old and new cuisine will be served for a truly unique and authentic cultural experience.
For school age Australian National Curriculum Education Goals:
To provide visitors with a unique and dynamic educational program with a focus on endangered species and their natural ecosystems, geo and biodiversity and sustainability.
Including opportunities to:
Observe and interact with species representatives
Participate in a well-informed, guided tour designed to effectively communicate with visiting groups
Reflect on the impact that humans have on species and environments, particularly rare and endangered
Explore local, national and international environmental initiatives and programs Experience and reflect on King Island Culture and History and its place in Australia
Participate in unique outdoor environmental education experiences
To provide Australian students and teachers with:
Cross-curricular, year level-specific educational programs at Pegarah Private Nature Reserve.
Opportunities to support programs in the National Curriculum Learning Areas / Subjects - The Arts, English, Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Languages, Mathematics, Science, Technologies
Supplementary pre and post-visit educational material
Opportunities within the Career Preparation and Cooperative Education Programs
To collaborate with other facilities' educational programs
The following Learning Outcomes will be satisfied after completion of the activities within this program.
Foundation - 10 -Students should be able to:
Science Processes and Skills of Science
Share with others information obtained by observing
Life Science: Characteristics of Living Things
Describe features of local plants and animals
Physical Science: Properties of Objects and Materials
Identify materials that make up familiar objects
Describe ways to rethink, reduce, reuse, recycle
Earth and Space Science: Surroundings
Demonstrate the ability to observe their surroundings
Describe features of their immediate environment
Applications of Social Studies
Collect information from a variety of sources and experiences
Draw simple interpretations from personal experiences, oral sources and visual representations
Present information using oral, visual, or written representation
Society and Culture
Describe some of the purposes of family
Describe how families can be similar and different
Describe how they interact with different environments
Practise responsible behaviour in caring for their immediate environment Physical Education
Participate regularly in short periods of vigorous activity with frequent rest intervals
Demonstrate behaviours that indicate interest and enjoyment in physical activity Move safely and sensitively through all environments
Movement – Alternate Environment Activities
Move safely in a variety of alternative environments
Use movement concepts and skills to participate in alternative-environment activities
Personal and Social Responsibility
Show a willingness to listen to directions and simple explanations
Use safe behaviours when responding to simple movement tasks
Stay on-task when participating in physical activity
Display a willingness to work with others
Grade OneStudents should be able to:
ScienceProcesses and Skills of Science Communicate their observations, experiences, and thinking in a variety of ways
Earth and Space Science: Daily and Seasonal Changes
Describe changes that occur in daily and seasonal cycles and their effects on living things
Describe activities of Aboriginal peoples in Australia in each seasonal cycle
Applications of Social Studies Collect information from a variety of sources and experiences Draw simple interpretations from personal experiences, oral sources and visual representations