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Foundation-Year 2 Science

Discover how to teach Science using outdoor learning, nature-based activities and storytelling.

Program description

This professional development has been designed for Foundation-Year 2 teachers who want to take their Science curriculum to the next level.

Join us for individual workshops or complete the whole series.

You will grow your knowledge, teaching skills and confidence:

  • Gain ideas for sparking student interest and curiosity
  • Learn up-to-date information and real-world examples
  • Discover real ways to consolidate student learning
  • Access lesson plans and resources that you can use right away

Cost

This series is free for Zoos Victoria members (except for the Teacher Member Movie Night). Not a member? Join here

Teach Science Outside (Foundation-Year 2 Science)

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Wednesday 6 April, 9.30-3.00

During this one-day workshop, you will:

  • Learn how to teach about animal features, habitats and life cycles
  • Experience outdoor lessons through the eyes of a student
  • Explore Werribee Zoo and develop your Science skills
  • Talk with Zoo Teachers and other classroom teachers

Recognition: certificate for 5 hours of PD
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 2.1, 6.2, 7.4

Call 1300 966 784 to book your place and let us know your dietary requirements.

Nature Play in Science (Foundation-Year 2 Science)

On-demand at a time that suits you.

During this online PD, you will:

  • Learn how to teach hands-on Science lessons using nature play experiences
  • Discover how to use outdoor spaces to teach about animals
  • Watch behind-the-scenes zoo videos

Recognition: certificate for 1 hour of PD
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 2.1, 3.4

Teach Science Using Stories (Foundation-Year 2 Science)

Melbourne Zoo
Wednesday 4 May 2022, 9.30-3.00

During this one-day workshop, you will:

  • Learn how to use narratives to teach about animal features, life cycles and homes
  • Experience activities that weave together Science and storytelling
  • Explore Melbourne Zoo and develop your Science communication skills
  • Talk with Zoo Teachers and other classroom teachers

Recognition: certificate for 5 hours of PD
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 3.5, 6.2, 7.4

Call 1300 966 784 to book your place and let us know your dietary requirements.

Fighting Extinction Schools Mentoring

Design or enhance educational programs for your class with the support of a highly skilled Zoo Teacher.