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A new perspective on learning is coming…

Imagine a place where students can experience some of the world’s unique wildlife.

A place where they can speak directly with science and conservation experts, and a place where students feel inspired to learn...

Welcome to Zoos Victoria in 2015.

Education at Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo has an innovative and leading reputation. In a bold move, we’re taking the best elements of our traditional learning programs and combining these with inquiry-based elements to create a journey of the entire zoo, increasing the value of a zoo visit for Victorian students and teachers.

This new experience will provide students with meaningful learning opportunities, strengthening the curriculum outcomes for VEYLDF, AusVELS and VCE Study Designs.

Through student-led investigative techniques, students will be given flexibility to experience the zoos like never before, improving serendipitous encounters with some of the Zoo’s most spectacular residents. As students explore parts of the zoo in greater depth, they will also engage with zoo industry experts (from educators, Zoo keepers, scientists, horticulturists and volunteers) and take part in hands-on learning activities, developing a greater connection to some of the issues involved in conserving wildlife.

Once back at school, students and teachers will have the opportunity to continue their relationship with Zoos Victoria through a range of community-based action campaigns, designed to address the threatening processes currently endangering wildlife.

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