Geography, Gorillas and Us (Year 7-10)


Thursday 28 October (Term 4)


3:30pm  4:30pm AEST 


FREE for Zoos Victoria members and CECV teachers 

What to bring

You will need access to a computer or device with a Wi-Fi connection and sound to hear the conversation. 

You will also need access to a keyboard if you’d like to participate in the group chat. 

Book now

Please call 1300 966 784 to book your place. 

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For teachers who want a real-world case study to use in Geography teaching.

Program description

This one hour PD webinar is exclusive for Zoos Victoria members and CECV teachers. It is hosted in Zoom and includes interactive activities, teaching tips and resources you can use right away.  

During this PD, teachers will get an insight into a real-world case study involving communities and gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  We will discuss a range of environmental, economic, technological and ethical issues and explore how this content can be used to engage your students and meet curriculum outcomes in Geography.   

You will learn: 

  • How the Geography, Gorillas and Us case study links to curriculum 
  • An insight into Zoos Victoria’s gorillas and wild gorillas  
  • Insight into how our excursions can assist with your Geography teaching 
  • Understanding of coltan mining and changes to gorilla habitat 
  • How your students can be involved in taking action to support wild gorillas 
  • Understanding of the resources available to support excursions including teacher guides and student workbooks. 

This PD supports the teaching of the Victorian Curriculum levels 7-10Geography and Ethical Capabilities. 

Professional standards

This PD is accredited for the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 

Standard 2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area 

You will gain an insight into how the Geography, Gorillas and Us case study can be used to teach elements of the Geography curriculum.  

Standard 2.2 Content selection and organisation 

You will gain an insight into how our teaching resources can be used to create well sequenced learning programs. 

You will receive a certificate for 1 hour of professional development. 

Register now

Please call 1300 966 784 to book your place. 

Zoos Victoria uses Zoom to deliver webinars. Registered participants will be sent a unique URL prior to the webinar. You will be watching a live video stream and you will need to be able to listen to the conversation. You can type your comments and questions, so no camera or microphone is required.