Teacher Resources

Digital Learning with the zoo!

Here we've collated our best digital learning projects and resources that will help inspire your students to learn about wildlife and get involved in actions to help save our most endangered species.

Act Wild

Act Wild is a website and iPhone App featuring videos, images, fun facts, keeper blogs, conservation events, web conferences, and lots of ways to take action to help save wildlife. All content is licensed under Creative Commons so is free for students to use and mash-up in their projects.
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Biodiversity is Us

This free app supports the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011–2020. Learn about 400 animal species, take part in games and quizzes, and share your favourite animal pictures and actions with friends. It is available for all smartphone users in five languages.
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Live web cameras that you can pan, tilt & zoom to watch our orang-utans and siamang gibbons as they explore their naturalistic zoo environments. Cameras stream full colour real time video so it's the next best thing to being here in person. Plus students can conduct real behavioural research through a gaming-style interface!
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Conservation Mashups!

Create your own video about how we can all help to save wildlife. Using our edit tool you can add video, sounds and text messages, then publish your movie to our gallery. You can also embedd or share your movie to your own web spaces or email a link to friends. Best of all you don't need to download any software- it's all done through a web interface (flash)!
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Animal facts

Lots of facts and photos about some of our animals at Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo & Healesville Sanctuary. Birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and even an invertebrate!
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Local threatened species facts

Find out all about our priority 20 local species that we are determined to save from extinction. They include super cute possums, birds, elusive skinks, obscure frogs and an amazing stick insect. The more you learn the more you will love your locals too.
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Community Conservation Campaigns

Find out how your students can get involved in helping to save wildlife by finding out more about They're Calling on You, Don't Palm us Off, Wipe for Wildlife, Wash for Wildlife, Seal the Loop, Beads for Wildlife & Love your Locals. Our everyday actions can make a big difference to wildlife!
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