The Little Desert Conservation Project

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                      The Little Desert Conservation Project
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                      The Little Desert Conservation Project
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                      The Little Desert Conservation Project

The Concept

This 4-day tour offers students the opportunity to experience Australia’s remarkable flora and fauna by participating in a unique environmental studies program in the Little Desert.  Based at the Little Desert Nature Lodge, the tour includes a guided night walk and a visit to the Malleefowl Aviary.

Aimed at students from years 7 to 12, this tour will improve their skills in teamwork and bonding through their camping experience, and increase their understanding of conservation, land and wildlife.

Itinerary Day By Day

DAY 1 SCHOOL – LITTLE DESERT (D)

Your journey commences with a morning departure by coach, travelling to the Little Desert Nature Lodge, located approximately 80 km from Horsham. This afternoon, attend an orientation session to learn about the critical conservation project you will contribute to. Following orientation, challenge yourself to master the art of throwing a boomerang.

DAY 2 LITTLE DESERT (B, L, D)

Spend the day getting your hands dirty as you join Conservation Volunteers Australia and Parks Victoria to begin work on your conservation project.
This evening take part in a Nocturnal Wildlife Encounter night walk to view nocturnal animals of the bush such as Pygmy Possums, Sugar Gliders, Bandicoots, Bettongs and Stone-curlews.

DAY 3 LITTLE DESERT (B, L, D)

This morning, continue the important work on your group’s conservation project. In the afternoon some free time.

DAY 4 LITTLE DESERT – SCHOOL (B, L)

This morning, you will learn about the Malleefowl recovery program on a guided tour of the Malleefowl Aviary, the only captive breeding program in Victoria for this endangered bird.
Following the tour you will depart by coach back to school.

Inclusions
  • Return coach transfers from Melbourne to Little Desert Nature Lodge
  • 3 nights accommodation at the Little Desert Nature Lodge and 
Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Meals as specified (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners)
  • Experienced naturalist staff to give educational talks and lead conservation activities
  • All required equipment for conservation projects
  • Boomerang throwing lesson
  • Guided Nocturnal Wildlife Encounter
  • Guided Malleefowl Aviary tour
  • Certificate of appreciation for your community service