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Love Your Locals Challenge
Did you know Australia has one of the worst extinction rates in the world? Do you know who your local species are and who needs saving?
Healesville Sanctuary is leading the fight against extinction by breeding critically endangered animals like the Mountain Pygmy-possum, Corroboree Frog, and Helmeted Honeyeater. But we need your help!
We are inviting schools to take the Love Your Locals Challenge and partner with us to fight extinction. By sharing your efforts with us, you can be in the running for a unique, behind-the-scenes visit to meet these precious animals!
How to get your school involved
Suitable for a single class, year level or entire school, your students will have the opportunity to:
- Learn about their local threatened species
- Participate in an online web conference with zoo experts
- Discover how Healesville Sanctuary is fighting extinction and what they can do to help
- Devise their own community conservation campaign at school and undertake conservation action in their local community
- Celebrate their efforts at Healesville Sanctuary
The Love Your Locals Challenge will take place over Terms 2 & 3 and supports rich cross curricular approaches.
Inspire your students by including an excursion to Healesville Sanctuary to meet our precious local species. Choose from the following programs:
Meet the animals. Which local do you want to love? Who is closest to your school?
Learn about our Love Your Locals Campaign
Find out how Zoos Victoria is Fighting Extinction
Get your students involved in Wipe for Wildlife
Create your own community conservation campaign to help save wildlife.
See what some other schools have done!
In 2013 we challenged Victorian schools to show their love for their local threatened wildlife. The result? Some very creative campaigns from some very committed students!
Students from Christmas Hills Primary School have been creating nestboxes, planting native gardens, and actively getting households and businesses in their community to make the switch to recycled toilet paper.