Digital Program | Call of the Wild
Lead your students to become good global citizens by answering the Call of the Wild.
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.
Call of the Wild encourages students to consider the human impact on wildlife and what they can do to be a more sustainable citizen and save species. Students will observe animals, listen to keeper talks and talk with zoo staff. Informed by their learning, students will be challenged to answer the question, “How might we save a species?”
Students will learn:
- About animal features and adaptations
- About threats to wildlife and their habitats
- How to join the fight against extinction with Zoos Victoria by adopting behaviours that make them a wildlife friendly Victorian
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.
Use the activities in the Teaching Guide and Workbook (below) to spark students’ curiosity before their online workshop.
Connect and Understand
Students will discover the diversity and uniqueness of wildlife, as well as the threats animals face in the wild. Students will take the lead in their own inquiry to delve into real life conservation issues and the impact that humans are having on species’ survival.
Use activities in the Teaching Guide and Workbook to deepen students’ learning.
Use the teaching guide to enable students to master their knowledge and skills in real-world contexts.
Victorian Curriculum 5-6
Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (VCSSU074)
- Students will have the opportunity to observe an animals structural features and adaptations. Zoo Teachers will facilitate discussion about how these features help them to survive in their environment
The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (VCSSU075)
- Students will learn about what impact humans are having on different species’ environment and be challenged to become a more sustainable and wildlife friendly global citizen
Describe and explain interconnections within places and between places, and the effects of these interconnections (VCGGC087)
- Through student led learning students will learn about what impacts humans are having on environments over time and how that can effect places and interconnections within those places
Examine the concept of global citizenship (VCCCC017)
- Students will develop their awareness about environmental issues, the human impacts on wildlife and be encouraged to be an active global citizen to help solve the problems facing wildlife
Examine how problems may contain more than one ethical issue (VCECU011)
- Encourage students to synthesise a variety of information to develop an answer to the question of how we might save a species?
Online workshop details
Your online workshop will be hosted on Zoom.
All you need is a computer or device with internet access.
During the exclusive online workshop for your class, you will be able use the camera and microphone functions.
Students can also communicate with a Melbourne 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.
Call 1300 966 784 to book an online workshop.
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.