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 they never have before, getting the chance to develop connections with the world’s wildlife and to feel inspired to care and protect them.
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.
The exciting new learning experience will also provide the opportunity to create a zoo-based education community of Victorian schools, students and teachers beginning before students visit our zoos and continuing long after they have left.
Browse our current school programs
Healesville Sanctuary welcomes students from all countries to share an Australian bush experience.
Explore the diversity that exists between animals, plants and other organisms within a grassland ecosystem.
How would you like to look after some of the world’s most awesome, and demanding, animals?
A deeper understanding of the human mind and behaviour can occur through the study of other social primates - but at what cost?
Come and play in our new nature-based playscape. This outdoor early childhood program is very hands-on allowing kinder students to get up close to nature and some of our gentler animals.
Pre-service educators will participate in the tactile and dramatic play program to experience the sounds, smells and touch of our program for 4 years olds.
Children are encouraged to discover, explore and connect with the amazing animals at Werribee Open Range Zoo through a session of child directed play.
OpenMi Excursions is a smartphone application that offers interactive and accessible learning through captions and Australian Sign Language.
Our zoo adventure immerses children in a unique child-centred environment designed to foster early connections to nature and an appreciation for the living world.
Animals use a wide range of different strategies to successfully reproduce – some straightforward, others quite unusual.