By taking part in SustainABILITY, students get a behind-the-scenes look at what Melbourne Zoo is doing to be at the forefront of sustainability. Students can then use their insights to explore opportunities for their school and home.
Melbourne Zoo is now a carbon neutral organisation. SustainABILITY gives students the chance to explore the Zoo’s large-scale sustainability measures including water-saving, composting and waste-management practices and discover what it takes to maintaining animal exhibits. Learn all about our sustainability actions and processes and why this is important for people and wildlife. SustainABILITY gives students the know-how to understand sustainability issues and plan for a more sustainable future.
- Take part in a discussion about sustainability
- Learn about a select industry in a multidisciplinary workplace
- Collect and interpret information about the social and environmental issue of sustainability
- Learn about industrial sustainability as a vocational pathway
|Welcome and introduction to your day (arrivals between 9.40 - 10am)||10 minutes|
|Session with Melbourne Zoo teacher||40 minutes|
|Explore the Zoo – visit animal exhibits, attend educational keeper talks||1 - 4 hours|
Learning outcome 2: Oracy for Knowledge
Element 1 – Take part in a talk or discussion to provide or elicit information on a familiar topic
Students will take part in an informative discussion that will notify them about sustainability at Melbourne Zoo
Learning outcome 1: Learn about a selected workplace or industry setting
Element 1.1 - explore a selected workplace or industry area using a minimum of three different information sources
Element 1.2 - identify different employment opportunities available within the selected workplace or industry
Through the lesson, VCAL students have the opportunity to explore a workplace or industry from an information source and they will be able to describe the employment opportunities the sustainability sector has to offer
Learning outcome 3: Communicate information about a social issue or community activity
Element 3.2 - Collect and interpret information about a social issue or community activity
- Students will have the chance to collect and interpret information about the sustainability measures occurring at Melbourne Zoo
Provide vocational experiences relevant to student interests and abilities
- Students will be provided with a vocational experience in regards to industrial scale sustainability
Plan your excursion
SustainABILITY 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