Call of the Wild
Teach your students to become good global citizens by answering the Call of the Wild.
This new and updated version of Call of the Wild encourages students to consider the human impact on wildlife and what they can do to be a more sustainable citizen and save species. Informed by their learning, students will be challenged to answer the question how we might save a species?
Students will discover the diversity and uniqueness of wildlife, as well as the threats animals face in the wild. Students will take the lead in their own inquiry to delve into real life conservation issues and the impact that humans are having on species’ survival.
Students will learn:
- About the threats to wildlife
- To independently explore the zoo and find out more by observing the animals, keeper talks and encounters with Zoo staff
- As part of an Educator facilitated workshop to help them to answer the question, “how might we save a species?"
- To join the fight against extinction with Zoos Victoria by adopting behaviours that make them a wildlife friendly Victorian
|Welcome and introduction to your day (arrivals between 9.40 - 10am)||10 minutes|
|Workshop with Melbourne Zoo teacher||40 minutes|
|Explore the Zoo – visit animal exhibits, attend educational keeper talks||1 - 4 hours|
Victorian Curriculum 5 – 6
Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (VCSSU074)
- Students will have the opportunity to closely observe an animals structural features and adaptations, zoo educators can facilitate discussion about how these features help them to survive in their environment
The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (VCSSU075)
- Students will learn about what impact humans are having on different species’ environment and be challenged to become a more sustainable and wildlife friendly global citizen
Describe and explain interconnections within places and between places, and the effects of these interconnections (VCGGC087)
- Through student led learning students will learn about what impacts humans are having on environments over time and how that can effect places and interconnections within those places
Examine the concept of global citizenship (VCCCC017)
- Students will develop their awareness about environmental issues, the human impacts on wildlife and be encouraged to be an active global citizen to help solve the problems facing wildlife
Examine how problems may contain more than one ethical issue (VCECU011)
- This program encourages students to synthesise a variety of information to develop an answer to the question of how might we save a species?
Plan your excursion
Call of the Wild 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 via Rail Gate. The organising teacher must present their booking confirmation to Admission staff prior to students and remaining teachers entering the Zoo. More information