Year levels

Year 5, Year 6




Student webinars for this program run every week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from October 6th 2020. Times are detailed below.


Africa, Animal Features, Ecosystems / Habitats

Your students will discover the features that make African animals successful predators and able to avoid becoming prey.

Program description

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 program, your students will learn how to group animals based on their diet. They will also explore how animals use their adaptations, senses, the environment and each other to survive. Students will find out about the challenges African animals face in the wild. They will hear about Zoos Victoria’s mission to fight animal extinction and learn what they can do to help wildlife. 

Students will learn:

  • How to identify key features African animals have to survive 
  • How African animals rely on each other and the environment 
  • The challenges African wildlife face in the wild 
  • How Zoos Victoria is helping to fight extinction 

Student webinar

Predator Prey 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.

Webinars run every week from Tuesday 6th October 2020:

  • Tuesdays 2:45pm - 3:15pm AEDT
  • Thursdays 2:45pm - 3:15pm AEDT

Program resources

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 

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Narrated PowerPoint – interactive student activities lead by Zoo Teachers. Download for hours’ worth of activities to use independently or as a class.

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Virtual Excursions FAQ – frequently asked questions about our Virtual Excursions 

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Learning outcomes

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