Today all of the grade four students visited the Ocean Grove Nature Reserve as part of our Plants in Action unit of work.
Ocean Grove is a ten minute bus ride from Leopold Primary School. When we arrived at the reserve we explored the information centre and the students enjoyed taking photos of the various displays and nature artefacts.
Below is some information and a map of the Ocean Grove Nature Reserve.
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Our itinerary for the morning was:
9.20am – Ranger Stuart talked to the students about the flora and fauna that can be found in the reserve
9.50am – Tammy and Casey from the Wathaurong Corporation presented information about aboriginal plants
10.20am – Snack
10.40am – Discovery Trail walk in small groups
12.00pm – Depart the Ocean Grove Nature Reserve for school
The Discovery Trail is a 3km circuit and along the way you learn about the wildlife that lives in the reserve. There are many wallabies in the reserve (so be careful to shut the gate!), some koalas, a variety of birds, frogs, insects many different plants and much more. It was very interesting to learn about the reserve, which is one of the largest remaining patches of bushland on the Bellarine Peninsula.
Here are some photos of our visit to the Ocean Grove Nature Reserve
Despite the dreary weather we all enjoyed our time in Ocean Grove and had fun exploring the fascinating nature reserve. We are lucky to have such a beautiful parkland so close to us!