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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Wetlands and waterways

Healesville Sanctuary
Zoo educator led
Prep – Year 4

Day-to-day activities in cities and towns can tip the balance in the wetlands our animals call home. In this 'hands on' program, students get mucky while out ponding, investigating the habitat of frogs, turtles, platypus and many other animals.

Students at Elephants

Youth leadership program

Melbourne Zoo
Zoo educator led
Year 9 and Year 10

What makes a great leader? What can we learn about leadership from animals?


Zoo SnooZzz

Melbourne Zoo
Zoo educator led
Grade 3 through to VCE

What happens in an urban Zoo after dark?
Students will be engaged in an overnight “survival camp”, where they will get to know the animals of Melbourne Zoo as they have never known them before.