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Engaging and Innovating with Communities

This trip provides an experience of a number of progressive park health and accessibility initiatives, which are changing lives around Victoria’s capital, Melbourne. Australia is a very multicultural country. This field trip will give you access to projects that build relationships and provide experiences in parks across diverse cultural barriers. You will visit the cutting-edge children’s playscape at Brimbank Park. The design links children and nature and incorporates universal access for people of all ages and abilities.

Dine with recent migrants from Myanmar’s Karen community in the grounds of the historic Werribee Mansion, as part of the innovative Werribee Park community kitchen garden program. Learn about Victoria’s world-leading park access programs for people with a disability and their many community and tourism benefits. Explore the science, systems and evaluation tools of preventative health with the Active in Parks Program in the seaside town of Geelong.

Learning opportunities:

  • You will learn about Victoria’s world-leading park access programs for people with a disability and multicultural communities and their many community and tourism benefits.
  • Experience working examples that park agencies use to engage the community and health sector to deliver nature based solutions. Specific examples will focus on the work with new migrant communities.
  • Participate in workshops to build skills in tackling health challenges in a parks and protected areas context.
  • Explore the Active in Parks Program design and logic mapping tools for effective program evaluation and improvement.

Location(s)

Victoria.
Brimbank Park, Werribee Park and Geelong.

Dates

20 November (1 Day)

Cost

$120 per person

Field Trip Leader Contact

Name: Anthea Dee
Email: anthea.dee@parks.vic.gov.au

Itinerary

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Want to know more?

Visit Parks Victoria’s website here.

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