Two Eastern Grey Kangaroos lying on the ground

Adaptations and Diversity

Year levels



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Monday to Friday (during school term)


Australian Animals, Biodiversity, Ecosystems / Habitats, Human Impact

Investigate the adaptations and diversity of Australian species and the relationships between them. Investigate how a species’ adaptations enable it to interact and survive within its ecosystem.

Program description

In Adaptations and Diversity students will explore real-world examples of Australian animal adaptations and interactions between species in their ecosystems. Students will collect data about the structural, physiological and behavioural adaptations of Australian animals and learn about the threats that they face.  

Students will learn:

  • How structural, behavioural and physiological adaptations enhance Australian animal survival 
  • About the interdependences of species within an ecosystem 
  • How to use science inquiry skills in an investigation 
  • Strategies used by Zoos Victoria to conserve a species, with an opportunity to explore a bioethical issue 

Program sequence

Before your visit


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

During your visit

Connect and Understand 

Students will undertake species identification data collection at Kyabram Fauna Park’s wetlands to discover the abundance of life this biome supports. They will develop their understanding of how critically endangered species depend on other organisms to survive and how these can be affected by human impact.

Your Park visit will include: an introduction to the day, Zoo Teacher workshop (60 minutes), and a self-guided walking trail. Check out your Teaching Guide for other ideas of what to do at the Park.  

After your visit


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


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

Program map and itineraries

Your booking confirmation email will list your group's education workshop time/s.

Program resources

Coming soon

Learning outcomes

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) – Biology  

Unit 2: How does inheritance impact on diversity?

Area of Study 2: How do inherited adaptations impact on diversity? 

  • Students will explore the structural, physiological and behavioural adaptations that enhance an organism’s survival 
  • Students will explore the interdependencies between species, and their ecological roles in structuring and maintaining the distribution, density, and size of a population in an ecosystem 

Plan your excursion 

Adaptations and Diversity is an outdoor all-weather program; the students will need appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This could include a raincoat, hat and sun protection

School groups will enter Kyabram Fauna Park via the Main entrance. Organising teachers please check with in with our Admissions team upon arrival. More Information. 

Book your excursion

Fill out an online form to request a booking for your Kyabram Fauna Park education experience. 

If you need more information please email and we will try and respond within 72 hours.

You will need to know the following to book your zoo excursion or online workshop:

  • Education program of your choice (if applicable)
  • Preferred date
  • School name and address
  • Contact details of organising teacher
  • Number of students/classes and their year level