We live on an island continent where our animals have evolved in remarkable ways. In this flexible session you can choose a focus: investigate the features and body coverings of different animals, their special habitats, or amazing life cycles.
Students develop a deeper connection with wildlife when given the opportunity to feel the cool skin of a frog or stroke a possum's soft fur. For bold explorers there is the chance to learn about Australia’s distinct landscapes, and which animals choose to call the creeks, the forests and the deserts their home. Students might even share their own personal encounter with animals that grew up in a pouch or hatched from eggs.
Aussie Creature Features addresses AusVELS levels F-4 standards. It supports the cross-curriculum priorities of Sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures and addresses achievements in the domains of Science, Interpersonal Development, Personal Learning, Civics and Citizenship, English, Humanities and Thinking Processes.
Together we can improve animal care, reduce threatening processes and save endangered species.
Our Victorian state animal emblem, the Leadbeater’s Possum was thought to be extinct until found in the central highlands of Victoria. You can help us fight extinction by adopting the Leadbeater's Possum.