A seal on a rock holding its flipper up water droplets splash around the seals flipper.

STEM at the Zoo – Animals and Ethics (Year 5 - 6)


Thursday 21 May


2.30pm - 3pm






This is suitable for students in years 5 - 6

Student web conference

Explore ethics through the lens of a contemporary zoo and the STEM skills needed to ensure our animals experience a life worth living. Students will explore the range of disciplines and skill sets it takes to keep animals healthy and happy in zoos as they discover what life is like for the complex, social and highly curious seals - and how this curious nature sometimes gets them into trouble in the wild.

Register your students and join us live using Adobe Connect on a computer (hooked up to a screen or interactive whiteboard) or electronic device. You will watch a live video stream and will need sound to hear the conversation. Students will be able to type questions via a live chat box - no camera or microphone is required.

This student web conference links to to Victorian Curriculum Levels 5-6: Ethical Capabilities.

Students will:

  • Learn how STEM skills are used by Zoo experts to address real-world conservation challenges
  • Hear from Zoos Victoria’s marine mammal expert about protecting seals from distress in the wild
  • Tap into their curiosity about their world and reflect on their engagement with animals and the environment
  • Increase positive connections with wildlife through empathy and compassion
  • Be able to ask questions stemming from their curriculum focus

Online resources

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Zoos Victoria uses Adobe Connect to deliver web conferences, registered participants will be sent a unique URL prior to the web conference.