School programs

School programs provide opportunities for students to connect with our animals, build their understandings, and be empowered to take action to help save wildlife. Our 21st century programs are cross-curricular and link strongly to outcomes from VEYLDF, VELS, AusVELS, and VCE study designs. 

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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.

IGE quadrats

Investigating the grassland ecosystem

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Zoo educator led
VCE Biology

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

Lion

Keep Active

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Zoo educator led
Foundation – Year 6

How would you like to look after some of the world’s most awesome, and demanding, animals?

Sumatran Orang-utan resting head on arms

Mere monkeys?

Melbourne Zoo
Zoo educator led
VCE

A deeper understanding of the human mind and behaviour can occur through the study of other social primates - but at what cost?

Playing in nature

Nature play the animal way

Healesville Sanctuary
Zoo educator led
Kinder (4 years old)

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.

frog fun

Nature's Calling Pre-service educators

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Zoo educator led
Tertiary

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.

turtle play

Nature’s calling

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Zoo educator led
4 year old Kinder

Children are encouraged to discover, explore and connect with the amazing animals at Werribee Open Range Zoo through a session of child directed play.

Smart Auslan tour

OpenMi Excursions

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Self-guided
Foundation- Year 12

OpenMi Excursions is a smartphone application that offers interactive and accessible learning through captions and Australian Sign Language.

Children watching meerkats

Our zoo adventure

Melbourne Zoo
Zoo educator led
Kinder – Year 2

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.