Adaptation of the Human Kind is Melbourne Zoo’s new full-day student conference for high potential students. As conservation officers, students will develop a persuasive conservation campaign for one of Zoos Victoria’s endangered animals, in which elements of their campaign will be trialed at the Zoo.
As students progress through the day, they will become aware of the complexities of human behaviour change and the various strategies used to encourage people to save wildlife and wild places. The students will be extended by unique and challenging tasks, which will require them to be competent in all areas of the curriculum, including technology.
Students participating in the Adaptation of the Human Kind conference will have the opportunity to participate in pre and post activities facilitated by Melbourne Zoo’s Learning Experiences and Zoos Victoria’s Wildlife Conservation and Science departments. These elements will be sent to the participating schools once the school has confirmed their booking.
Students will also have the opportunity to get involved in Zoos Victoria’s local and global conservation communities and programs, providing a real life opportunity for conservation action.
Adaptation of the Human Kind addresses AusVELS levels 5-10 standards. It supports the cross-curriculum priorities of Sustainability and Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia and addresses achievements in the domains of Science, Interpersonal Development, Personal Learning, Civics and Citizenship, English, Humanities, Communication and Thinking Processes.