Become immersed in the grasslands of the Victorian Volcanic Plain to discover the diverse array of living and non living things that interact within this ecosystem. The role humans have had to play in causing the dramatic changes in this ecosystem over time and the impact this has had on wildlife will be explored. Students will learn about a Recovery Program we have for a locally threatened grassland species and the role we can all play in helping to fight its extinction.
Grassland Ecosystems addresses AusVELS levels 7-10 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, Communication and Thinking Processes.
Together we can improve animal care, reduce threatening processes and save endangered species.
Zoos Victoria offers volunteering opportunities at Werribee Open Range Zoo, Melbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary.
Use your skills and experience to help us fight extinction!