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Ethics and Conservation: Exploring the ethics trails at the Melbourne Zoo

Primary and Secondary teachers will be given the opportunity to attend a free professional development day at Melbourne Zoo to support their teaching and learning practice in the Victorian Curriculum area of Ethical Capabilities. The professional development with be delivered by experts in the field of philosophy and ethics education from VAPS (Victorian Association for Philosophy in Schools) in partnership with the Melbourne Zoo Learning Experience Team.

The content of the day will be based on the new Ethics Trail and self-guided program, Ethics and Conservation, which has been specifically developed for the Melbourne Zoo. This professional development opportunity would best suit Year 3- 10 teachers who are interested in previewing the Melbourne Zoo Ethics Trails and case studies, and/or teachers interested in developing their competencies for teaching ethical issues in a cultural institution and non-formal education setting.

This will run:

  • Friday 4th May (Term 2)
  • Friday 27th July (Term 3)
  • Friday 19th October (Term 4)

Please note: The event will only go ahead with more than 6 participants booked. Maximum booking of 20 participants. 

Download the teacher and student notes (at the bottom of the page).

You can find additional resources and support at Victorian Association for Philosophy in Schools.