Year levels

Year 9, Year 10


See Plan Your Visit


Monday to Friday (during school term)


Australian Animals, Ecosystems / Habitats, Endangered Species, Human Impact

Explore how energy flows through interdependent organisms in ecosystems at Kyabram Fauna Park.

Program description

In Ecosystems, students will learn about the food webs of some Australian animals, and the ecosystems they rely on. By focusing on real-world examples and learning about our local threatened species, students will gain an insight into the causes and consequences of environmental change, and the importance of conservation work.

Students will learn:

  • About the organisms and abiotic components in ecosystems and food webs
  • About the characteristics and factors that affect some Australian animal ecosystems
  • How ecosystems can change because of human impact

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 spend time observing animals at Kyabram Fauna Park, making links between different species in the same ecosystem, and learning how they interact.

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.

Learning outcomes

Victorian Curriculum 9-10


Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment; matter and energy flow through these systems (VCSSU121)

  • Students will demonstrate interactions between abiotic and biotic components with a food web activity

Plan your excursion 

Ecosystems 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