Digital Program | Aussie Animal Adventurers

Year levels

Year 3, Year 4

Cost

$180 per class of 30 students. Credit card payment at time of booking. Cancellation must be made at least 10 business days prior to your booked workshop. If not, a cancellation fee of $180 will be invoiced

Availability

Monday to Friday (during school terms)

Student Ratio

1 adult for every 30 students

Themes

Aboriginal Culture, Adaptations, Australian Animals, Classification, Ecosystems / Habitats, Endangered Species, Food Chains / Webs, Life cycles

Our Aussie Animal Adventurers get a chance to meet our Aussie icons learn more about the unique animals who call this continent home.

Program description

Each program includes a 30-minute online workshop with a Zoo Teacher and a teaching guide filled with activities for your scope and sequence. While not a tour of the zoo, you will have direct access to your own expert Zoo Teacher and unique zoo content.

Meet Australian animals and learn about the features, life cycles and habitats of these unique icons. Aussie Animal Adventurers gives students the chance to learn about the animals that make this land unique and how to become a hero to help wildlife. 

Learn about Wurundjeri connections to wildlife, how to care for animals and sustainably manage the world around us. 

Students will learn: 

  • Animals’ unique characteristics, habitats and life cycles and how to group them accordingly 
  • Aboriginal history, culture and sustainability 
  • How they can help save wildlife 
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture 
  • Principles of sustainability 

Want to come face-to-face with our incredible wildlife and extend your students' learning in their environment? Book in an excursion to one of our three amazing zoos.

Program sequence

Before your online workshop

Connect  

Use the activities in the Teaching Guide (below) to spark students curiosity before their online workshop.

During your online workshop

Connect and Understand 

Students will learn about different kinds of animals, their body coverings, features, habitats and life cycles and how to group them based on these differences. Students are encouraged to bring and consider questions about Australian animals, particularly endangered wildlife, and the effect humans have on native habitats and wildlife. 

After your online workshop

Understand  

Use activities in the Teaching Guide to deepen students’ learning. 

Act  

Use the Teaching Guide to enable students to master their knowledge and skills in real-world contexts. 

Learning outcomes

Victorian Curriculum 3-4

Science

Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (VCSSU057) 

  • Students will encounter Australian animals and learn to identify the variations in their features and group them accordingly 

Different living things have different life cycles and depend on each other and the environment to survive (VCSSU058) 

  • Students will learn about the life cycles of different Australian animals and how they depend on the environment to survive 

Science knowledge helps people to understand the effects of their actions (VCSSU056) 

  • Students will discover how science contributes to understanding and problem solving issues related to human impacts on native wildlife 
Geography

The many Countries/Places of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout Australia, and the custodial responsibility they have for Country/Place, and how this influences views about sustainability (VCGGK080) 

  • Students will discover how the Wurundjeri peoples’ ways of living were adapted to the resources of their Country/Place 

Types of natural vegetation and the significance of vegetation to the environment, the importance of environments to animals and people, and different views on how they can be protected; the use and management of natural resources and waste, and different views on how to do this sustainably (VCGGK082) 

  • Students will explore how vegetation provides habitat for animals and the sustainable use of natural resources 

Online workshop details

Your Online Workshop will be hosted on Zoom.   

All you need is a computer or device with internet access. It’s great if it also has a web cam and mic but that's not necessary.

Students can also communicate with a Zoo Teacher by typing in the Chat box.  

We will send out a link to join the program to the teacher that booked.

Join us ten minutes before your start time. Arriving early will enable us to check any tech issues and start your session on time.  

Book now

Please call 1300 966 784 to book.