Inclusive Learning: Caring for Animals
A unique experience for students to learn about caring for animals and explore the features they have to survive.
Inclusive Learning: Caring for Animals gives students a unique opportunity to learn about wildlife and habitats. Immerse students in a safe, supported environment and discover how we care for unique animals at Werribee Open Range Zoo. The program addresses the needs of students through adaptive teacher-led activities and student-led exploration. It also supports students with physical disabilities and Additional Learning Needs.
Students will learn:
- Animal body features
- Animal habitats and needs
- How to care for animals
This program supports students with:
- Physical disabilities
- Additional Learning Needs
Connect and Understand
Use the activities in the teaching guide (below) to spark your students' curiosity, develop their knowledge and help them prepare for their zoo visit.
Connect and Understand
During a Zoo Teacher workshop, students will have the opportunity to interact with animal enrichment and biofacts, while exploring a range of tactile items to discover how animals survive and how we help them thrive at the zoo.
Your zoo visit will include: Introduction (for arrivals between 9:45am – 10:00am), Zoo Teacher workshop (30 minutes), Safari Bus Tour (40 minutes) and keeper talks. Check out your Teaching Guide for other ideas of what to do at the zoo.
Use the Teaching Guide to enable students to master their knowledge and skills in real-world contexts.
Program maps and itineraries
Your booking confirmation email will list your group's education workshop/s and safari bus tour time. Each workshop time has its own map and daily itinerary. Paper maps will be provided to you on the day.
Plan your excursion
Inclusive Learning: Caring for Animals is an outdoor all-weather program; the students will need appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This could include a raincoat, hat and sun protection.
The organising teacher should make themselves known to Admission Staff prior to entering the Zoo so that payment can be made. More information.
All onsite excursion bookings are subject to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions and as such are subject to change in line with the Victorian Chief Health Officer’s advice. We will be in contact with all teachers prior to their booked date if we need to clarify any new requirements. See the COVID-Safe information for schools before your visit.
Book your education experience
Fill out an online form to request a booking for your zoo education experienceRequest booking now
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