Virtual Excursion | Call of the Wild
Your students will learn about science and global citizenship by answering the Call of the Wild.
Zoos Victoria is offering free Virtual Excursions programs. Each excursion comes with a teaching guide, activities and a student webinar. While not a tour of the zoo, you will have an expert educator working remotely to talk directly to you.
In this Year 5-6 science program, students will learn all about gorillas. They will get to know the gorillas at Melbourne Zoo and use scientific observation to identify their adaptations and features. Students will learn about how global action is helping gorillas survive in the wild. They will then choose their own Zoo animal to research and create an action plan for.
Students will learn:
- Adaptations and features that enable animals to survive in the wild
- How animals can be grouped and classified
- How global citizenship helps the survival of animals and their environment
Call of the Wild includes a free 30-minute student webinar. A Zoo teacher will run a workshop for your students and answer their questions. Students won’t be on camera and will type their questions and ideas.
Student webinars for this program run every week on:
|Mondays 12:45pm - 1:15pm AEST|
|Wednesdays 12:45pm - 1:15pm AEST|
|Fridays 12:45pm - 1:15pm AEST|
In addition to the student webinar, this Virtual Excursion includes the following teaching resources:
Teaching guide – instructions for activities to do before and after your webinar
Narrated PowerPoint - Interactive student activities lead by Zoo Teachers. Download for hours’ worth of activities to use independently or as a class.
Student worksheet – an action template for students to use as part of their research
Virtual Excursions FAQ - frequently asked questions about our Virtual Excursions
Victorian Curriculum Year 5-6:
- Science – Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment
- Science – The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment
- Civics and Citizenship – Examine the concept of global citizenship