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This outdoor early childhood program is very hands-on allowing kinder students to get up close to nature and some of our gentler animals.

Natural playscapes are exciting places of exploration, discovery and learning for young children. With the support of Zoo educators, these discoveries can become rich learning opportunities. In this multisensory early childhood program, students are actively engaged in imaginative free and directed nature play. They are provided with real life concepts and given opportunties to make emotional connections with animals and the natural world through hands-on activities. Post visit students can participate in our Fighting Extinction Common Cents Challenge to help Tasmanian Devils.

Nature Play the Animal Way addresses Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework outcomes: Birth to 8 years.

 

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Duration 
45 minutes
Cost 
$16.10 per student
Student ratio 
1 adult to 3 students
Availability 
By appointment