Exclusive Safari Teacher

Year levels

Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10

Cost

$19 per student

Availability

Monday to Friday (during school term) | Only available Term 1 2021

Student Ratio

1 adult for every 10 students

Themes

Adaptations, Biodiversity, Classification, Ecosystems / Habitats, Endangered Species, Human Impact, Resource Management

All aboard the Safari bus. In your very own carriage, your class will have their questions answered by a Zoo teacher.

Program description

Your Safari bus tour with an expert Zoo Teacher, who will cater to your area of focus and answer students’ questions. Be transported through arid landscapes and savannah grasslands exploring the open plains, learning about some of the world’s most endangered species.

This is your chance to experience Werribee Open Range Zoo your way.

The Exclusive Safari Teacher is customised to suit your students and area of focus. Our Zoo Teachers have knowledge in a wide variety of areas and can cater the experience to meet your needs.

Jump on board, sit back and immerse yourself in the wonder of wildlife – the most thrilling safari adventure you’ll have this side of Africa!

Students will learn: 

  • About various habitats and the animals who live there
  • Animal adaptations and the features that help them survive
  • What threats are faced by wildlife
  • How to fight extinction

Program sequence

Before your visit

Connect 

Use the activities in the Teaching Guide (below) to spark students’ curiosity before their zoo visit.

During your visit

Connect and Understand 

On your Safari adventure, you’ll experience the grasslands of North America and Africa, spotting Bison, Oryx, Rhino, Zebra, Ostrich, Giraffe and more. Experience the arid grasslands, the waterhole, over the river and into the wide-open African savannah. Students will have the chance for discussion about whatever piques their interest, whether it be the adaptations of a variety of animals and what features they have to help them survive, or the threats faced by wildlife and what actions can be made to help fight extinction.  

Your zoo visit will include:  Introduction (for arrivals between 9:50am – 10:10am), Zoo Teacher Safari Bus Tour (40 minutes), exploring habitats and keeper talks. Check out your Teaching Guide for other ideas of what to do at the zoo. 

After your visit

Understand 

Use activities in the Teaching Guide to deepen students’ learning back at school.  

Act 

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 time/s. Each workshop time has its own map and daily itinerary. Paper maps will be provided to you on the day.

Program resources

Exclusive Safari Teacher Teaching Guide *coming soon*

Plan your excursion 

Exclusive Safari Teacher 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 Werribee Open Range Zoo via the Main Entrance. Organising teachers please check in with our Admissions team upon arrival. 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.

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