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Aussie Animal Adventurers
Aussie Animal Adventurers
Are you ready to join us for an Aussie adventure?
Victorian Curriculum F – 10
- Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their basic needs, including food, water and shelter, are met (VCSSU042)
Students will encounter Australian animals, learn to recognise their common features and uses of these; identify natural habitats and how changes to these affect an animal’s survival
- Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (VCSSU043)
Students will explore the different characteristics in the life stages of Australian animals, including how they are affected by their environment
Science Inquiry Skills
- Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (VCSIS050)
Students are encouraged to bring and consider questions about Australian animals, particularly endangered wildlife
- Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051)
Students are encouraged to use their senses to gather first-hand information about the natural Australian environment and the animals that live there
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Country/Place on which the school is located and why Country/Place is important to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and the ways in which they maintain special connections to particular Country/Place (VCGGK066)
Students learn how the local Wurundjeri people are connected to the land and animals of their Country/Place
Meet our Aussie animals up close and learn about the features, life-cycles and habitats of these unique icons.
Aussie Animal Adventurers gives students the chance to learn about the animals who make this land unique and discover how to become a hero to help save wildlife.
Explore the Sanctuary in small groups, experiencing close up animal encounters and enjoying feature shows and keeper talks. Learn about Wurundjeri connections to wildlife and how to care for animals and the world around us.
During the day, students will learn about different kinds of animals, their body coverings, features, habitats and life-cycles. Students are encouraged to bring and consider questions about Australian animals, particularly endangered wildlife.
Children will learn:
- Animals’ unique characteristics, habitats and life-cycles
- How they can help save wildlife
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture
- Sustainability principles