Climate Watch (Self-Guided)

Year levels

Foundation, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, VCE


$19 per student


Monday to Friday (during the school term)

Student Ratio

F - 2: 1 adult for every 5 students | 3 - 12 1 adult for every 10 students

Calling on citizen scientists of all ages. Help us reduce the threats facing wildlife through climate change.

Program Description

Explore our grassland and wetland trails to monitor species that are indicators of climate change.

Scientists gather data about how plants and animals are influenced by seasonal and inter-annual variations to determine the impacts of climate change on species. You can help, too. Grab your boots, a species guide and recording sheet and let’s get started.

This self-guided tour allows you explore Werribee Open Range Zoo’s grassland and wetland habitats at your own pace. Located adjacent to the Werribee River, this thriving ecosystem supports a wide range of flora and fauna. As you go, use the recording sheet when you spot one of the Climate Watch species. We’ll use this data to gain a clearer picture of the effects of climate change on our sensitive habitats.

Download the field guide

Activity Duration
Self-guided – Climate Watch field guide
1 – 4 hours
Safari bus tour 40 minutes
Self-guided walking trails and options to join educational keeper talks  1 – 4 hours

Program maps and itineraries

Your booking confirmation email will list your group's education workshop/s and safari bus tour time. Paper maps will be provided to you on the day.


Plan your excursion 

Climate Watch is an outdoor all-weather program; the students will need appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This could include a raincoat, hat and sun protection. A field guide and recording sheet can be downloaded.

The organising teacher should make themselves known to Admission Staff prior to entering the Zoo so that payment can be made. More information 

Book your excursion

Call (03) 9340 2788

You will need the following to book your excursion:

  • Education program of your choice
  • Preferred excursion date
  • School name and address
  • Contact details of organising teacher
  • Number of students/classes and their year level