School Programs 2018

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Through our education programs we encourage students to gain an ecological understand of the environment and and it's connection to plants, animals and humans, how those relationships work and how they impact each other. We do this by inspiring and providing up to date information and tools that assist to increase individual awareness of our natural environments and a greater understanding of the impacts that the actions of humans have upon them. With greater knowledge comes greater responsibility leading to healthy and informed decisions. Our programs are engaging, informative, interactive and fun.  

School Programs cater to students from Y1 to Y10 with a focus on Science and Geography.


NEW -  now included in school program options Year 1 and 2 


5 or more of the following Cross-curriculum Priorities and General Capabilities are linked with all programs:   Civics & Citizenship, Sustainability, Literacy, Critical & creative thinking, Ethical understanding, Personal & social capability, Personal, community & social health, Inter-cultural understanding and Indigenous history and culture.

Pre & post student and teacher resources are available for all programs.

PDF Files

School Programs List 2018:2107 School Prog List updated.pdf

Indoor Forest flier:2017 Indoor Forest.pdf

Program Location Descriptions:  Program Location Description.pdf



4 Hour Forest and Water Programs

Year 1/2 NEW 

Year 3/4 'Living Forests' 

Year 3/4 'Rain in the Forests' 

Year 3/6 'The Habitat Tree' 

Year 4/5 'All Living Things'

Year 4/5 'A Changing Landscape' 

Year 5/6 'Forests Alive'  

 Year 5/6 'Surviving Nature - Adaptions' 

Year 7 'Water Inside Out' 

Year 7 'The Wonderful World of Waterbugs' 

Year 8 'A Mountain Landscape' 

Year 8 'Ecosystems - a multi-functional system'

Year 9/10 'Ecosystems & Biodiversity'

Year 10 'Fresh Water - Human Induced Change'


 Location Programs

  1. Indoor Forest - here under the forest canopy you will find a life-like wildlife display with 56 taxidermy bird, reptile and mammal species. The Wildlife Biodiversity Tour is a fun and interactive experience either on its own or complimenting field trips and adding to the forest experience. Have some fun in this interactive Tour while you learn about the wildlife that call the Yarra Ranges home. Spotlighting included for our nocturnal species!
  2. The Great River - the Upper Yarra offers pristine waters, an abundance of wildlife and aquatic species, old growth Eucalypt's, ancient ferns and unique plant life. Explore the home of the Platypus, Water Rat, native fish, eels, yabbies, long necked turtles and more...
  3. Ancient Forests - The Cool Temperate Rainforest is the oldest living forest type in the world, mystical, beautiful, unique and endangered with less than 1% left. Standing amongst and surrounding this ancient forest community are giant Mountain Ash, old growth up to 400 years of age and 77 year regrowth from the 1939 fires. Mountain Ash Eucalyptus Regnans are tallest flowering plant in the world and the 2nd tallest tree in the world. 
  4. Cool Catchments - Explore Melbourne's Water Catchment at the upper most accessible point of the Yarra River. The Yarra Catchment is surrounded by 157,000 ha of closed forests, provides Melbourne with 80% of its fresh drinking water, is home to 1/3 of Victoria's population and 1/3 of Victoria animal species. The Upper Yarra has much history and environmental significance with gold, timber, water and wildlife all big features.


Short Camp Programs
  • Wildlife and their Habitats - 2.15 hours
  • River Life -  2.15 hours 
  • Rainforest Relationships - 3 hours


Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS)
National Curriculum

Programs commence and depart from:

Warburton Habitat Tree 

'The Waterwheel'  
3400 Warburton Highway

Warburton Vic 3799

For more information on school programs please contact:

Kim Robinson

Environment Education Officer
P: 0409 493 721

E: info@habitattree.com.au