Educational Opportunities at The Briars

Spring school holiday activities

Join us at the Briars this spring for some fun school holiday activities. 

Activities include the Junior Ranger Program, Bush Fairies and Elves, After-dark Wildlife Walks, and more!

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Slimy, Bumpy, Very Jumpy FROGS!

Slimy, gooey, blow fly-chewing frogs! Join the Briars Rangers and become Junior Herpetologists as we travel through the Wildlife Sanctuary discovering many cool facts and amazing survival skills our local frogs use to thrive in their sometimes muddy, sometimes stinky natural environment. Please bring a back pack with a light snack and some water.

Suitable for 6-10 year olds

25 September  9.30am - 12noon & 1 - 3.30pm

26 September 12noon - 2.30pm

2 October 9.30am - 12noon & 1 - 3.30pm

Cost: $19

This program is for children only. Parents please drop off your little ones and head out for a coffee.

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Bush Fairies, Elves and SuperheroesCalling all fairies, elves and superheroes! The wildflowers are in bloom and the sanctuary creatures are displaying their finest. Come on a magical journey of discovery and find out what the Briars fairies and elves get up to in spring.Please dress in your favorurite fairy, elf or superhero outfit and boots.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for 3 – 5 year old’s.

26 September 10 - 11am

1 October 10 - 11am

3 October 10 - 11am & 12noon - 1pm

Cost: $14 child

Find out more and book online.

 

After Dark Wildlife Walk

Enjoy an authentic nocturnal bush experience using your senses to help locate native wildlife such as sugar gliders, possums, microbats, tawny frogmouths and kangaroos!   
Bring along a torch.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 28 September  6.30 - 8pm

4 October  6.30 - 8pm

Cost: $16 Adult $13 Concession

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Twilight Highlights

Enjoy being out in the bush during the beautiful twilight hours. Hear the kookaburra’s goodnight call and witness nocturnal animals coming out to forage and hunt for food. Use your senses to help locate native wildlife such as sugar gliders, possums, microbats, tawny frogmouths and kangaroos!

Bring along a torch.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

24 September  – 6 - 7.30pm

1 October 6 - 7.30pm

3 October 6 - 7.30pm

Cost: $16 Adult $13 Concession

Find out more and book online.

 

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Walk

Discover how Victorian Aboriginals have cared for and used the flora and fauna of the Mornington Peninsula during a beautiful walk with Gunditjmara Kirrae Wurrung-Bundjalung man Lionel Lauch (Living Culture) as your guide.

 13 October  10.30am – 12noon

Cost: $20 Adult $15 Concession

Find out more and book online.

Eco Living Display Centre Schools Program 

An education program has been developed specifically for the Eco Living Display Centre for primary (Grades 1 – 6) and secondary students (Years 7 – 8). Nineteen activities have been designed, linked directly to the Victorian curriculum covering the areas of waste, energy, water and sustainable living.  Check out the Eco Living Display Centre School Program details.

The Briars Outdoor Ed Camp

The Briars Outdoor Ed Camp is a privately operated business located at The Briars. The BOEC provides a comprehensive and diverse range of challenging activities both within and outside the property. They cater for all types of school groups during the school term. Weekends and holidays are available for other groups such as clubs, scouts, church groups, families and for special functions.

For more information please see their website: www.briarscamp.com.au