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Wild Explorers Kindergarten

Wild Explorers Kindergarten

Year level 
Kinder
Cost 
$18 per student
Availability 
Monday to Friday (during the school term)

Become a Wild Explorer! Learn about three special endangered Australian animals through song, story and play.

Learning Outcomes

Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF)

Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
Children will learn ways to care for the environment and contribute to a sustainable future

Program Description

Program Description 

Children will become a Wild Explorer for the day, learning about three special endangered Australian animals through song, story and play.

Wild Explorers learn to love and care for animals. Students discover how to protect animals' habitats and the importance of ensuring their survival through play-based learning, stories and song.

Students commence their day as Wild Explorers through story-time with our educators. They'll learn about our animals' unique characteristics, habitats and needs. We'll introduce the children to the plight of three of Australia's most endangered species: the Southern Corroboree Frog, Eastern Barred Bandicoot and the Helmeted Honeyeater and explain Zoos Victoria's breeding program to protect these important creatures.

Who knows what animals you might meet along the way - extraordinary encounters abound for Wild Explorers. Students might feel the rumble of an Asian Elephant's trumpet or take a closer look at the curious Lord Howe Stick Insect on their adventure through the zoo. Check out the program itinerary to find out where and when our animal encounters take place.

Wild Explorers will learn:

  • How to love and care for animals
  • The unique characteristics and needs of various animal species
  • Sustainability and conservation issues

What to bring

Wild Explorers is an outdoor all-weather program; the students will need appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This could include a raincoat, hat and sun protection.

Student ratio

1 adult for every 3 children are admitted for free with this program. Additional adults are welcome to join for a reduced rate.

Plan your visit

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

The day's activities

Activity:
Length:
Activity 
Session with Melbourne Zoo teacher
Length 
40 minutes
Activity 
Explore the Zoo – visit animal exhibits, attend educational keeper talks, search for Wild Explorer boxes
Length 
1 – 4 hours
THEMES
Animal Features
Ecosystems / Habitats
Families
Life Cycles

Become a Wild Explorer! Book your excursion by calling (03) 9340 2788 between 9am – 5pm, 7 days a week.

A confirmation will be emailed following your booking.