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Ronda Green

Araucaria proprietor Ronda Green's background experience combines scientific research in wildlife ecology and a wide interest in many topics with developing educational and recreational experiences for all ages and education levels from pre-school activities to university lecturing and adult education classes.

In addition to conducting the activities described below, she is sometimes available with sufficient notice for presentations on  wildlife and its ecology, behaviour and conservation needs and sustainable wildlife tourism
(note: we do not have presentations of live animals) , or to conduct excursions and camps in other regions.

The Araucaria team is also available for developing customised  computer programs and  other
interpretive materials, or musical composition for background to videos etc.

Self-drive tourists, special-interest groups, educational groups and others are also welcome (with adequate notice and pre-booking) to a guided tour of our Scenic Rim Wildlife Ecology Centre and nature trails at the Araucaria property, Running Creek near Rathdowney. We can, with prior notice, also conduct activities for groups of families staying at the Andrew Drynan Reserve campground.

Wildlife ecology and behaviour, wildlife tourism, basic ecology, our place in nature, birds, rainforest plants ...

Learning while playing - and not just for children

Teachers, families, special interest groups, conference organisers and individuals - let us know you interests





All ages and education levels

Proprietor Ronda Green has lectured in various aspects of ecology, conservation biology, animal behaviour and ecotourism at a number of  universities and other tertiary institutions as well as conducting adult education courses and leading many camps, excursions and presentations for children and running a holiday farm with an emphasis on fun ways of learning about natural history and horsemanship.

Wildlife ecology and behaviour, wildlife tourism, basic ecology, our place in nature, birds, rainforest plants ...

Stay tuned for camps and products to come
Meantime consider visiting our Wildlife Ecology Centre

Learning while playing - and not just for children

Much has been written and continues to be written on the connection between play and learning

Ronda was already interested in the connection between play and learning by the time she left secondary school to found and run a holiday farm specialising in nature studies and horsemanship.  She spent much time exploring party games and puzzles and adapting these into entertaining educational experiences for the children who stayed at the farm. While studying at secondary school and university she also found it possible to enhance her memory by playing word games, putting list to music etc. hole living in Melbourne she prepared a number f nature trails with cartoon figures.  She has developed a number of wildlife puzzles and games  for adults and children to clinch what they are learning on our wildlife tours.

Teachers, families, special interest groups, conference organisers and individuals - let us know you interests

We can suggest ideas and discuss your ideas and needs to develop appropriate programs that are fun and enhance understanding and memory