School programs

Discover our school programs for early childhood, primary and secondary students. Our programs focus on connecting students with wildlife and include fun, interactive experiences and direct curriculum links.

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  • Amazing Australian animals

    Healesville Sanctuary
    Zoo educator led
    Year 5 – Year 8

    Explore the diversity of Australian wildlife through up-close encounters with animals in their natural environment.

  • An African experience

    Werribee Open Range Zoo
    Zoo educator led
    Year 7 – 10

    Delve into the heart of one of Africa’s most serious and complex environmental issues – wildlife and human conflict!

  • Aussie creature features

    Healesville Sanctuary
    Zoo educator led
    Foundation – Year 4

    We live on an island continent where our animals have evolved in remarkable ways.

  • Australian endangered species

    Healesville Sanctuary
    Zoo educator led
    Year 5 – Year 10

    We can all fight the extinction of local wildlife by taking simple actions in our lives.

  • Captive Breeding

    Healesville Sanctuary
    Zoo educator led
    VCE Environmental Science

    Explore the concept of biodiversity and its role in sustaining ecological integrity and the survival of populations using Leadbeater's Possum as a case study.

  • Classy Adaptations

    Melbourne Zoo
    Zoo educator led
    Year 5 - Year 8

    Classification is always intriguing, especially when you're dealing with such a diverse range of animals from all around the world!

  • Cycles of life

    Melbourne Zoo
    Zoo educator led
    Foundation – Year 4

    From birth to adulthood all animals have a life cycle, but are they all the same?

  • Dreaming the Indigenous way

    Healesville Sanctuary
    Zoo educator led
    Years 5 –10

    Explore the deep connection that the Wurundjeri people have with animals and the land.

  • Dynamic ecosystems

    Healesville Sanctuary
    Zoo educator led
    VCE Biology

    Ecosystems are vital communities where plants, animals and other organisms are all connected in a delicate balance.

  • Eat or be eaten

    Werribee Open Range Zoo
    Zoo educator led
    Year 7 – 10

    Humans may be the greatest threat to wildlife, but animals must still contend with each other for survival.