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An African experience
Delve into the heart of one of Africa’s most serious and complex environmental issues – wildlife and human conflict!
An African experience is a dramatic immersion program where we strive to remove students from comfortable notions of place in order to open them up to the harsh realities of surviving alongside wildlife in Africa.
On arrival, students are encouraged to step outside the safe confines of Werribee Open Range Zoo, and enter Africa, to walk in someone else’s shoes for a day. Students board the safari bus in character roles assigned before departure. On return, students are presented with a challenge that will have them caught up in a lively role-play investigating the motives of the other characters! Using their newfound awareness students determine how they can take actual conservation action for wildlife in Africa.
- Check out Actwild.org.au and register as a new user.
- Watch the short video (top of page) about how to help wild Gorillas
- Create your own video mashup about how recycling mobile phones helps Gorillas in Africa. Then share your video with the world!
An African Experience addresses AusVELS levels 7-10 standards. It supports the cross-curriculum priorities of Sustainability and addresses achievements in the domains of Science, Interpersonal Development, Personal Learning, Civics and Citizenship, English, Humanities, Communication and Thinking Processes.