ZoosVictoria Conservation: Zoo Educator Facilitated
Location: Gorilla Ranger Station
Animal Impact: Zoo Educator Facilitated
Location: Historic Enclosure
People Perspective: Teacher Facilitated
Location: Community Hut
A stakeholder is a person or organization that has an interest or investment in a place, situation or company. – National Geographic
Tourist: Want to see the natural environment and ‘experience nature’. Want to see animals, either in captivity, a rescue center or their “natural setting”.
Environmentalist: Return plantations to traditional rainforest. Data collection. National Awareness.
Palm Plantation Worker: Need to make money for education, health, housing, food. Tigers make farming dangerous.
Local Person: Plantations and tourism strengthens local economy. Displaced tigers are dangerous to self and family.
An area of 300 hectares has been released for public use. Stakeholders need to make a decision about how this region will be used. Students are to take on the role of a stakeholder and come to a decision about the management of the rainforest.
Firstly, divide the students into four stakeholder groups (Tourist, Researcher, Palm Plantation Worker, Local Person) and have students utilise resources in the Community Hut (newspaper reports/maps/artefacts) to help research their perspective. Discuss how their stakeholder group would manage to 300 hectares.
Next, bring students together to share their proposed management of the area.
Then, see if a group decision can be reached that suits all stakeholders.
Willy Wonka CEO: Teacher Facilitated
Students imagine they are the CEO of Willy Wonka chocolate factory. Decide which ingredient you are going use in your products.
Use Palm Oil: Cheap. High Yield Crop. Supports palm oil communities.
Other Oils (Avoid Palm Oil): More expensive. Most customers are avoiding palm oil not labelled as sustainable. Some customers are avoiding all palm oil.
Sustainable Palm Oil: More expensive. Difficult to track source. Supports palm oil communities.
Firstly, get students to brainstorm/discuss which option they would choose as CEO.
Next, have a few students to share their decision and what their motivations were.
Then, encourage students to explore the Zoopermarket and consider how other companies have made their decision.