Explore the diversity that exists between animals, plants and other organisms within a grassland ecosystem

Undertaking fieldwork, students record first hand data about the relationships that exist in native grasslands.

Join us for some grassland fieldwork  to search for evidence of animals and determine the factors that limit the holding capacity for a recovery species. Identify various plants and apply student learning to determine the features a plant has to aid its survival in a region of low water availability and the importance of it as a bushfood to the local Wurundjeri people. Biotic and abiotic factors are researched in a grassland community, revealing how the altering of any single factor impacts upon the ecosystem as a whole. Observation, monitoring, data collection and analysis through quadrats are integral to this program.

This program can be used to meet the requirements of the School Assessed Coursework (SAC).

Program details

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Year level 
VCE Biology
Duration 
90 minute class & 45 minute safari bus tour*
Cost 
$18.10 per student
Times 
10:00am, 10:50am and 11:40am
Student ratio 
1 adult to 10 students
Availability 
Monday to Friday
Program type 
Zoo educator led
What to bring 
Printed Student Trail (below) Bring Your Own Digital Device

Please call (03) 9731 9601
More information for planning your school visit

* Please be at the safari bus shelter 10 minutes prior to departure. Times can't be rescheduled on the day.