Discover how to use a community project to teach Personal Development Skills in VCAL.

Program description

This on-demand professional development has been designed for VCAL teachers who want their students to plan and carry out their own projects.

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


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

Teacher Tribe Movie Night

Melbourne Zoo
Friday 8 April, 5.30-9.00pm
Tickets $20 each

Filmed in the magnificent Australian Alps, the documentary Where the Water Starts focuses on:

  • The animals and habitats within Kosciuszko National Park
  • Caring for Country as a shared responsibility of all Australians
  • Aboriginal connection and regenerative science can work together for a better future for people and animals

You will be inspired to teach your students about this wonderful part of Australia.

Recognition: certificate for 3.5 hours of PD
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 2.1, 3.4, 6.2, 7.4

Book tickets online or call 1300 966 784 to book your place.
Bring your own picnic. Food and non-alcoholic drinks will also be available for purchase on the night.

VCAL for Community Conservation

On-demand at a time that suits you.

During this online PD, you will:

  • Learn how to teach about animals and the environment in a positive way
  • Discover a framework that will increase the chance of student project success
  • Watch behind-the-scenes zoo videos

Recognition: certificate for 1 hour of PD
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 3.2, 3.3

Fighting Extinction Schools Mentoring

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