Two Sumatran Orang-utans hugging each other. They are orange in colour.

Ethics and conservation: exploring the ethics trails at Melbourne Zoo


Friday 26 July and Friday 18 October 2019


9.30am - 3.30pm


FREE for Zoos Victoria members ($72 to join as a teacher member) and CECV teachers


This is an outdoor program, please bring walking shoes and wet weather gear as needed

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Call 1300 966 784

Teacher professional development levels 3–10

If you’re a Levels 3–10 teacher, this professional development day is for you. You’ll be able to preview the Melbourne Zoo Ethics Trails and case studies, and get the chance to develop your competency for teaching ethical issues in an engaging and non-formal education setting.

The professional development will be delivered by experts in the field of philosophy and ethics education from VAPS (Victorian Association for Philosophy in Schools), in partnership with the Melbourne Zoo Learning Experience Team.

The content of the day will be based on the new Ethics Trail and self-guided program, Ethics and Conservation, which has been specifically developed for the Melbourne Zoo.

This professional development supports the Victorian Curriculum 310 area of Ethical Capabilities and is suitable for primary and secondary teachers. Vegetarian morning tea and lunch are provided on the day. 

This conference is mapped to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. It is accredited for teacher professional development hours in the following:

  • Standard 2.1 – Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts, substance and structure of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area.
  • Standard 2.2 – Organise content into an effective learning and teaching sequence.
  • Standard 3.2 – Plan lesson sequences using knowledge of student learning, content and effective teaching strategies.

You will receive a certificate for professional development hours.