Act & share
If your class or school have been acting for wildlife, we want to hear from you!
Zoos Victoria’s Fighting Extinction Schools is a community where you and your students can learn from others; find an authentic audience; and get feedback for your efforts.
Zoos Victoria will host digital showcases to share your students’ work for wildlife conservation throughout the year. Outstanding projects will also be invited to attend an end of year celebration at Melbourne Zoo.
Step 1: Get inspired
Find out what schools are part of the Fighting Extinction Schools community and explore what they have been doing with their learning and wildlife conservation projects.
Step 2: Share your class/school project
You can upload and share your story anytime, simply select your year level below. Zoos Victoria is always checking in to see what is happening with you and your students.
Click here for help with your video criteria and upload instructions.
2021 video deadlines (to be eligible for the showcase)
- Digital showcase (1) - 2nd June 2021
- Digital showcase (2) - 20th October 2021
Step 3: Join the showcase!
Join in the celebration with the community of schools acting for wildlife and find out which projects were chosen by Zoos Victoria for the showcase*!
- Digital showcase week (1) - 7-11 June
- Digital showcase week (2) - 25-29 October
- Melbourne Zoo Showcase day – 19 November
*Schools chosen as the outstanding projects for the digital showcase will be notified prior.
Outstanding submissions will be extended an invitation to the end of year celebration at Melbourne Zoo.
For further support contact the Fighting Extinction Schools Coordinator at FESchool@zoo.org.au. Limited places are also available for Teacher Members in the Fighting Extinction Schools Mentoring Program.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Digital Showcase is free of charge for all schools to participate.
Schools invited to the end of year celebration at Melbourne Zoo will be responsible for their own transport costs.
Go online as a teacher, class or school group and be inspired by the amazing Fighting Extinction Schools Showcase clips. Then, show us what you have been doing to Fight Extinction. Create your own short videos and upload them to the Fighting Extinction Schools Flipgrid as a response to the relevant year level ‘topic’ for your students.
Acting for wildlife is a way to support your students to consolidate new skills and knowledge through real-world contexts. Guidance and support on how to do this effectively for your students can be found in an of our program teaching guides.
A panel of Zoos Victoria Teachers will select projects which demonstrate authentic action for wildlife most likely to have a conservation impact and also demonstrates best practice learning.
View Zoos Victoria’s Fighting Extinction School Showcase video upload template. This link includes instructions on how to upload to the Showcase Flipgrid.
Flipgrid has a fantastic help section with instructional videos. Visit https://help.flipgrid.com/.
Flipgrid is an education website by Microsoft and is used by schools across Australia (and the world). Your video will be shared with other schools participating in the Fighting Extinction Schools Showcase as well as a select group of Zoos Victoria Staff.
Please include only minimal detail about your students e.g., their school, first name (please do not include identifying information such as surnames, addresses etc.)