School programs

A new perspective on learning is coming...

From 2015 we’re enhancing the educational opportunities our zoos provide all Victorian schools, helping students and their teachers explore the zoo like never before.

The revitalised journey combines the incredible setting of our zoos with inquiry-based learning elements and access to some of the world’s leading industry experts, giving students across all levels the opportunity to take away strengthened curriculum outcomes for VEYLDF, AusVELS and VCE Study Designs.

Learn more.

Browse our school programs

These programs will be available until December 2014. Take a sneak peek of the education programs that will be available next year.
 

Filter results by:
Fighting Extinction Challenge

Fighting Extinction Challenge

Healesville Sanctuary
Zoo educator led
Year 5 – Year 10

An innovative, whole-day student directed program

snake

Fur, feathers, scales and skin

Melbourne Zoo
Zoo educator led
Kinder – Year 3

Fuzzy fur, fine feathers, scaly slough and slimy skin...come and investigate what our animals are covered in!

Young Spotted Tree Frog

Global amphibian crisis

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Student Conference
Year 5 – 8

With one third of all amphibian species facing the threat of extinction, World Zoos and Aquaria have declared a Global Amphibian Crisis.

Eastern Barred Bandicoot on grasslands

Grassland ecosystems

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Zoo educator led
Year 7 – Year 10

Grasslands are an amazing resource with a diverse range of species that interact together. 

habitat detective

Habitat detectives

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Zoo educator led
Foundation – Year 2

Magnifiers in hand students transform into Habitat Detectives and their challenge is to find clues for various animals found within Victorian habitats.

Growling Grass Frog

Habitats under threat

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Zoo educator led
Year 3 – 6

Saving our threatened animals begins with taking action to reduce our impact on the habitats where they live. 

Platypus in stream

Healthy habitats (formerly Habitat heroes)

Melbourne Zoo
Zoo educator led
Foundation – Year 2

All animals have basic needs that they find in their habitats, but just what is the recipe to stay happy and healthy?

Lion yawning

Herbivores, carnivores and constrictor jaws

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Zoo educator led
VCE Biology

Animals of the savanna have a range of amazing adaptations that help them to obtain and digest food and avoid being eaten. 

Australian Little Penguin underwater side

Hot, wet and wild

Melbourne Zoo
Zoo educator led
VCE

Adaptations have a unique function in enabling animals to survive in challenging, ever changing environments – explore how animals adapt, thrive and survive

Koala among gum leaves

International students

Healesville Sanctuary
Zoo educator led
Kinder – Tertiary

Healesville Sanctuary welcomes students from all countries to share an Australian bush experience.