Virtual Excursion | Geography, Gorillas & Us Student Webinar (Year 7-10)


Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10






Mondays 2:30pm - 3:00pm AEST

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This webinar is especially for students taking part in the Geography, Gorillas & Us Year 7-10 Virtual Excursion program.

Zoos Victoria is offering free Virtual Excursions programs. 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 Geography, Gorillas & Us webinar, a Zoo teacher will run a workshop for your students and answer their questions.

This student webinar links to the Victorian Curriculum Levels 7-10 Geography, Ethical Capability

Students will:

  • Gain an insight into the personalities of the gorillas at Werribee Open Range Zoo
  • Learn about how gorillas are uniquely adapted to survive in their environment
  • Consider the social, political, economic and cultural factors in the Democratic Republic of Congo which impact human and gorilla survival
  • Discover how to develop their own action plan for an endangered animal

Register now

Virtual Excursion webinars run every week from Tuesday July 14th 2020:

  • Mondays 2:30pm - 3:00pm AEST

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.

Important notes:

  • The session will open 10 minutes before the scheduled start time
  • Participant mic and video will be turned off
  • Students can communicate with Zoo Teachers by typing in the Q&A