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Werribee Open Range Zoo School Programs

Bookings now open for 2017

Education at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Students will connect with Victoria’s most endangered ecosystem, the Western Basalt Plains grasslands, and the endangered species who call them home. They can witness the animals of Africa and discover critical conservation issues that arise from communities and wildlife living side-by-side.

 

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    Kinder: Nature’s Calling

    Children will be encouraged to discover, explore and connect with the natural environment and wildlife through guided and child-directed play.

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    Foundation-Year 2: Habitat Heroes

    Habitat Heroes immerses students in a habitat shared with wildlife where they are encouraged to investigate the features of living things and their requirements for survival.

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    Year 3-4: Predator Prey Survival

    Students will interpret the adaptations African predators and prey have to obtain their requirements for survival and consider the impact of other species introduced to their environment.

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    Year 5-6: An African Experience

    Students will learn about an action they can take to reduce a key threatening process and support conservation work for gorillas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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    Year 5-6: Predator Prey Survival

    Students will interpret the adaptations African predators and prey have to obtain their requirements for survival and consider the impact of other species introduced to their environment.

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    Year 7-8: An African Experience

    After looking at how the demand for non-renewable resources is impacting the planet, students will be challenged with the question: which animal would you save from extinction and why?

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    Year 7-8: Eat or be Eaten

    Students will look at the impact that losing one species can have on an ecosystem.

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    Year 7-8: Grassland Ecosystem

    Students will learn how the Victorian Volcanic Plain was formed, how nchanges to this landform have impacted on species and how to recover species from the edge of extinction.

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    Year 9-10: An African Experience

    Students will learn about the impact that the demand for non-renewable resources can have on the African ecosystem.

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    Year 9-10: Eat or be Eaten

    Students will look at how animals can be classified based on their diet and dentition and look at the interactions that can occur between species to create food webs.

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    Year 9-10: Grassland Ecosystem

    Grassland Ecosystem looks at the the local Victorian grasslands to explore the interdependencies between species and the impacts humans are having on species survival.

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    VCE Biology: Bandicoot Survival

    Students will be engaged in the Eastern Barred Bandicoot recovery program, collecting and analysing data to determine how resource availability impacts the Bandicoot.

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    VCE Environmental Science: Dynamic Ecosystems

    Join us in a grassland ecosystem to determine how long term and short term human induced changes have led to the decline of the grasslands of the Victorian Volcanic Plain over time.

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    VCE Biology: Herbivore, Carnivore

    Learn about mammalian digestive systems by examining the adaptations a range of animals have and how they are part of a food web in the African savannah.

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    VCE Psychology: Zoos Influence On You

    Investigate how Zoos Victoria develops its Community Conservation campaigns to influence our visitors to change their behaviour to help wildlife fight extinction.