Call of the Wild
These 10 animals are calling for your help.
Teach your students to become good global citizens by answering the Call of the Wild.
Introduce your students to the plight of these 10 animals and learn more about how they’re adapted to survive in their environment by visiting their exhibits at the zoo.
Through workshops, keeper talks, animal exhibits and encounters, students will learn a great appreciation for these animals and an understanding of the threats they face in the wild. Importantly, students will discover what they can do to help.
Inspired by their learnings, students will feel empowered to make a difference. Students can decide to lend their voice to an animal in need and adopt a real-life community conservation campaign to take back to school.
Students will learn:
- How to become a global citizen by protecting an animal in need
- How animals are specially adapted to help them survive in their environment
- The impact humans are having on animal habitats and the ethics surrounding this
- To think critically about a complex issue and determine the best way they can help
|Welcome and introduction to your day||10 minutes|
|Workshop with Melbourne Zoo teacher||20 minutes|
|Explore the Zoo – visit animal exhibits, attend educational keeper talks||1 – 4 hours|
Victorian Curriculum F – 10
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)
- The inquiry question and the programs structure requires students to choose one species to save above all other species who are also threatened in the wild
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