Saving Rhinos: World Environment Day (Year 5 – 6)

Date

Friday 4 June, 2:30pm - 3:00pm AEST (Term 2)

Cost

Free

Where

Online

Bookings

Please call 1300 966 784

 

Learn how Zoos Victoria are working with Rhino Fund Uganda to help support wild rhinos and local communities in Uganda on World Environment Day 2021

Program description

Join us on World Environment Day 2021 to learn how Zoos Victoria are working with Rhino Fund Uganda to save rhinos in the wild, by supporting local communities. 

Students will gain an insight into the adaptations rhinos have evolved to survive and how they rely on their environment to thrive.  We will explore how human wildlife conflict can be addressed through problem solving and cooperation and how wildlife and people can flourish in the same place. 

Students will learn: 

  • The structural features and adaptations that help rhinos to survive in their environment 
  • The threats rhinos face in the wild 
  • How rhinos rely on their environment for survival 
  • How Zoos Victoria is working with Rhino Fund Uganda to save rhinos and support local communities in Uganda 
  • How local communities are working with Rhino Fund Uganda to help reduce human wildlife conflict 

Program sequence

Before your webinar

Connect 

Use the activities in the Teaching Guide (below) to spark students’ curiosity before the webinar. 

During your webinar

Connect and Understand 

Students will gain an insight into the adaptations rhinos have evolved to survive and how they rely on their environment to thrive.  We will explore how human wildlife conflict can be addressed through problem solving and cooperation and how wildlife and people can flourish in the same place

After your webinar

Understand 

Use activities in the Teaching Guide to deepen students’ learning at school. 

Act 

Use the Teaching Guide to enable students to master their knowledge and skills in real-world contexts. 

Program resources

Coming soon

Learning outcomes

Victorian Curriculum 5-6

Science

Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to inform personal and community decisions and to solve problems that directly affect people’s lives (VCSSU073) 

  • Students will learn how Rhino Fund Uganda has involved the local community to protect rhinos and support human livelihoods  

Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (VCSSU074)  

  • Students will gain an insight into the structural features and adaptations that rhinos have evolved to survive in their environment 

The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (VCSSU075) 

  • Students will learn how rhinos rely on their environment for survival 

Plan your webinar

Important notes: 

  • 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