Melbourne Adventure Hub specialises in education focused adventures. Our experiences challenge and empower students to learn about themselves and the environment in an interactive setting. Please email or call us to get an information sheet on any of these Educational Days.
River Skills – It will aid in helping to prepare the students for other outdoor recreation and water based activities they will encounter during their lives by building their confidence and awareness of the dangers around moving water. This program focuses on situations that will confront the students during everyday life when exposed to the potential hazards associated with open water activities. From this it will build confidence and resilience and teach students how to take responsibility for their own personal safety through ‘active learning’ and by performing a series of ‘risk assessments’ in a variety of situations as they experience safely swimming rapids, performing river crossings and self-rescue scenarios.
Kayak & River Skills – If you want to give students a fun kayaking experience and have them take away some lifelong skills and knowledge as well, this is perfect for you. During the kayak journey the group will stop at certain rapids to perform a variety of practical skills as well as discussing river features in terms of the risks they pose and how to remain safe in moving water.
Sledding & River Skills – Just like the program above, students will have a fun adventure and learn some valuable skills about river safety.
Bush Survival – Combine bush walking in a variety of great locations with a series of group survival initiative activities along the way. Students will learn more about their environment whilst experiencing a survival scenario, basic 1st Aid training, a rescue scenario and some bush cooking, all as they navigate their survival journey through the bush.
Paddle Through History – This program combines white water kayaking through Warrandyte which is a historical gold discovery site where students will get to learn and experience more than just an adventure activity; they will gain knowledge of the original purpose of these sites in relation to the gold rush era of Warrandyte and get to fully experience them up close and personal. They will also gain knowledge of the first indigenous Australians to inhabit this area, known as the Wurundjeri people and their strong connection to the Yarra River which to them is known as Birrarung.
Walk Through History – This is a land based program set in the Warrandyte area where students will re-enact the gold rush era by visiting historical gold discovery sites, participating in some simple fossicking and gold panning, broadening their cultural awareness of Indigenous Australians, enjoying some basic bush cooking, and experience their natural bush environment whilst doing some wildlife spotting.
Melbourne City Kayak – The Yarra River is an important part of Melbourne history both for the Aboriginal culture and European settlers. Kayaking along the river, stopping at key historical spots and discussing the history of it is a great way for students to get involved. We will also discuss environmental issues facing the river and what students can do to help.
Kayak Clean Up – This program will teach students about an extremely important environmental issue; plastic pollution. They will have the opportunity to see firsthand how much plastic in the rivers and the devastating effect this has on the oceans and marine life. Students will be able to have a positive impact by cleaning up a section of the river, counting amount of rubbish collected and then added that onto a national database to help effect real change.
Low Ropes Obstacle Course – There are a number of camps to choose from with challenge obstacle courses to get students working together on their leadership abilities as well as learning how to work effectively within a team environment. This activity works well as a lead in to high ropes courses or rock climbing.