Inclusive Learning: Caring for Animals
A unique experience for students to engage with animals and take on personal challenges to discover more about our world.
The Activ8 learning space provides students with an outdoor area where they can discover how we care for animals at Werribee Open Range Zoo and their unique needs.
Our inclusive learning program gives students with a variety of needs the opportunity to learn about how we care for animals at the zoo.
Students will have the opportunity to interact with animal enrichment and observe animals in their exhibit. Explore a range of animal skulls, understand what animals need to survive and learn about how we meet their needs at the zoo.
We have the ability to support students with:
- Physical disabilities
- Additional Learning Needs (Autism Spectrum, Emotional and Behavioural Disorders)
The program addresses the needs of students through:
- Adaptive, teacher-led activities
- Creating opportunities for student-led exploration and the chance to learn about the needs of animals and how we can care for them
- Information is presented both orally and visually to accommodate students with both visual and auditory impairments in addition to students with various learning preferences
- Shorter learning sessions available
|Safari bus tour||40 minutes|
Inclusive Learning Workshop where students will:
|30 minutes (can be shorter to meet needs of students)|
|Explore the zoo – visit animal exhibits, attend educational keeper talks||1 – 4 hours|
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