Virtual Excursion | Sustaining Life in an Ecosystem Student Webinar


VCE Biology, Unit 1





Date and Times

Tuesdays 4:15pm - 4:45pm AEDT
Thursdays 9:15am - 9:45am AEDT

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This webinar is especially for students taking part in the Sustaining Life in an Ecosystem Virtual Excursion program.

Zoos Victoria is offering free Virtual Excursions programs during the time of remote learning. 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.

Download the teaching guide and activities for this program.

During the Sustaining Life in an Ecosystem webinar, a Zoo teacher will run a workshop for your students and answer their questions.

This student webinar links to Unit 1 of the Victorian Curriculum VCE Biology Unit 1.

Students will learn:

  • Various types of adaptations
  • The mechanisms of homeostasis, namely negative feedback loops
  • About the interconnections and relationships of a keystone species
  • How to collect and interpret real-world data to support animal behaviour studies

Important notes:

  • Content for this¬†webinar is the same each time
  • Session will open 10 minutes before the scheduled start time
  • Participant mic and video will be turned off
  • Each webinar may have participants from multiple schools
  • Students can communicate with Zoo Teachers by typing in the Q&A
  • If you need to know which of your students are attending, please do a roll call before or after the webinar
  • Download Child Safe Standards of Commitment

Register now

Webinars run from Tuesday 6th October 2020:

  • Tuesdays 4:15pm - 4:45pm AEDT
  • Thursdays 9:15am - 9:45am AEDT

How to join:

  1. Teachers or parents can register students for the webinar.
  2. If students are joining from their own device, they will enter the email used for registration. When you register, choose an email address that you feel comfortable giving your students.
  3. Your registration email will have everything you need to know and what information to pass on to students.
  4. You and/or your students will need to install the Webex Meetings app.
  5. To join, students will enter their first name, last name, email address of teacher/parent who registered them and the webinar password.