Fighting Extinction Schools Showcase

Share how your school is acting for wildlife

A Fighting Extinction School acts for wildlife and shares their story on Flipgrid. Join our community now by sharing your work.

The Fighting Extinction Schools Showcase is your chance to celebrate your students' projects and the contributions they have made to wildlife. All schools that upload to Flipgrid will be invited to our free Online Workshops during Showcase Week. You are also then in the running to be part of a celebration day at Melbourne Zoo in Term 4.

Join the Showcase and become a Fighting Extinction School 

How to join

  1. Create a short video on your students’ actions for wildlife. This can be a completed project or a work in progress that you would like feedback on. See instructions on what to include
  2. Upload a video, or voice recording, or use our PowerPoint template (or one of your own) to Flipgrid to participate in our next showcase. See instructions on how to upload to Flipgrid
  3. Engage with your feedback and comments from Zoos Victoria and other Fighting Extinction Schools
  4. Celebrate with us in one of the exclusive Free Online Workshops that will be run during Showcase Week. All participants will be invited to this

Enter your submission

Dates to remember

We accept submissions all year long. However, if you want to take part in our free online workshops you need to submit by the deadlines.

 

Format 

Submission Deadline 

Showcase 

2022  

 

Digital  

27 May 

6-10 June 

Digital  

24 October 

14-17 November 

Melbourne Zoo (live) 

Invite Only 

18 November 

For further support email the Fighting Extinction Schools Coordinator

Meet some of our Fighting Extinction Schools

Ararat Primary School

These students used maths and science skills to determine the biggest rubbish problem items for local birds. They then designed a rubbish sculpture of a local vulnerable species, the Blue-billed Duck, to engage their school community in this issue.

Watch their story.

Kolbe Catholic College

Inspired by the STEM for Zoo Animals program at Werribee Open Range Zoo, and supported by the Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools’ STEM MAD Program, the students at Kolbe Catholic College created a design for tiger enrichment.

Watch their story.

Early Childhood Centre, Gowrie

The Golden-rayed Blue Butterfly inspired these children to improve their Centre to plant natives and set up a rooftop garden. Watch as a focus on play-based learning has allowed these children to sing and dance their way to habitat improvements.

Watch their story.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the Fighting Extinction Showcase cost?

The Digital Showcase is free of charge for all schools to participate. The live event is free of charge for those schools invited to attend. 

What do I have to do?

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 or slide show presentations and upload them to the  Fighting Extinction Schools Flipgrid as a response to the relevant year level ‘topic’ for your students. 

What are the Free Online Workshops?

These exclusive online workshops will be offered to schools that upload their video stories and participate in the digital showcase. Your students will digitally meet Zoos Victoria staff and other Fighting Extinction Schools to celebrate the contributions they have made to wildlife.

What is ‘acting for wildlife’?

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 our program teaching guides on any of our program pages.

How are schools chosen for the live event?

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.

What does my video need to include?

View Zoos Victoria’s Fighting Extinction Schools Showcaseinstructions on what to include. You can create a slide show presentation to upload to Flipgrid by sharing your screen. Click here for a PowerPoint template to get you started.  

Can I get more help with Flipgrid?

Flipgrid has a fantastic help section with instructional videos. Visit https://help.flipgrid.com/.

Is Flipgrid a secure site?

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.)  

Can I share a clip about a project not run by Zoos Victoria?

Yes. If you are taking action for animals you are welcome to share it here.