Year levels

Foundation, Year 1, Year 2


See Plan Your Visit


Monday to Friday (during school term)


Australian Animals, Life cycles

Students are encouraged to explore using their senses to uncover how living things grow, change and survive in nature.

Program description

Students will uncover how living things grow, change and survive in nature. They will learn using their senses and play-based activities to find out about animal lifecycles, their features and what they need to survive. This program promotes learning through exploration, discovery and observation.

Students will learn:

  • The features and basic needs of some Australian animals
  • Animal life cycles
  • How to use their senses to make observations
  • How to use curiosity, wonder, imagination and questioning

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 are supported to use their senses and observational skills as they explore and identify what living things need to survive and their life cycles. Students will be immersed amongst wildlife and habitats as they explore Kyabram Fauna Park.

Your Park visit will include: an introduction to the day, Zoo Teacher workshop (30 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

Learning outcomes

Victorian Curriculum F-2


Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (VCSSU043)

  • Students will explore animal life cycles and the characteristics of living and non-living things through Zoo Teacher led discussions, animal observations and unique zoo-based resources 

Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their basic needs, including food, water and shelter, are met (VCSSU042)

  • Students will encounter Australian animals, and identify their basic needs, including food, water and shelter

Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (VCSIS050)

  • Students are encouraged to bring and consider questions about Australian animals, particularly endangered wildlife

Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051)  

  •  Students are encouraged to use their senses to gather first-hand information about the natural Australian environment and the animals that live there

Plan your excursion 

All Grown Up 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