Digital Program | Predator Prey
Your students will discover the features that make African animals successful predators and able to avoid becoming prey.
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.
It’s survival of the fittest in the grasslands of Africa. Discover the adaptions predators have to hunt successfully and the features prey have developed to give them a fighting chance.
Observe incredible African predator's and their prey. Analyse skulls and investigate what it takes for these animals to survive. In Predator Prey, students will learn how to group animals based on their diet and discover how animals rely on their senses, each other and their environment to survive.
Students will learn:
- How to identify key features African animals have to survive
- How African animals rely on each other and the environment
- The challenges African wildlife face in the wild
- How Zoos Victoria is helping to fight extinction
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 (below) to spark students’ curiosity before their online workshop.
Connect and Understand
Students will participate in a discussion about African wildlife and the challenges they face. Students will learn about Zoos Victoria’s mission to fight extinction, how the zoo works with African communities to protect wildlife and how students can help too.
Use activities in the Teaching Guide to deepen students’ learning.
Use the Teaching Guide to enable students to master their knowledge and skills in real-world contexts.
Predator Prey Teaching Guide *coming soon*
Victorian Curriculum 5-6
Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (VCSSU074)
- Students will learn how African wildlife have adaptations to help them be successful predators and avoid becoming prey
The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (VCSSU075)
- Students will learn how reliant African wildlife are on the environment to survive and how humans can impact on their survival
Environmental and human influences on the location and characteristics of places and the management of spaces within them (VCGGK096)
- Students discover the impacts of livestock in the African savannah and how Zoos Victoria is working to help create wildlife friendly communities
Australia’s connections with other countries and how these change people and places (VCGGK098)
- Students discover how Zoos Victoria is working with communities in Africa to help protect wildlife
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.
Please call 1300 966 784 to book.