Fighting Extinction Schools Showcase

We want to celebrate your efforts!

The Fighting Extinction Schools Showcase is your chance to celebrate your students' projects and the contributions they have made to wildlife. Give purpose to your students’ development with an authentic audience of Zoo staff, teachers, and students from other schools.  

Join the hundreds of others on the online community hub and become a Fighting Extinction School too! 

Join the Showcase! 

Upload your video now (or use our PowerPoint template) and get chosen to go into our next showcase.

Dates to Remember:

 

Format 

Submission Deadline 

Showcase 

2021 

Digital  

12 November 

15-19 November 

2022  

 

Digital  

27 May 

6-10 June 

Digital  

31 October 

14-17 November 

Melbourne Zoo (live) 

Invite Only 

18 November 

For further support contact the Fighting Extinction Schools Coordinator at FESchool@zoo.org.au.

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 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 Showcase video upload template. This link includes instructions on how to upload to the Showcase Flipgrid. 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.)