School programs

School programs provide opportunities for students to connect with our animals, build their understandings, and be empowered to take action to help save wildlife. Our 21st century programs are cross-curricular and link strongly to outcomes from VEYLDF, VELS, AusVELS, and VCE study designs. 

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Accelerated Learning challenges students

Accelerated Learning Conference

Melbourne Zoo
Student Conference
Year 5 - Year 10

What does it take to save threatened species from extinction? Adaptation! But is it the animals or us that need to make the change?

Tasmanian Devil aggression

Amazing Australian animals

Healesville Sanctuary
Zoo educator led
Year 5 – Year 8

Explore the diversity of Australian wildlife through up-close encounters with animals in their natural environment.

Motaba web620

An African experience

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Zoo educator led
Year 7 – 10

Delve into the heart of one of Africa’s most serious and complex environmental issues – wildlife and human conflict!

Act Wild for Tassie Devils

Aussie creature features

Healesville Sanctuary
Zoo educator led
Foundation – Year 4

We live on an island continent where our animals have evolved in remarkable ways. Get up close and personal with some of our Aussie creatures and explore their features, habitats and life cycles.

Mountain Pygmy Possum

Australian endangered species

Healesville Sanctuary
Zoo educator led
Year 5 – Year 10

We can all fight the extinction of local wildlife by taking simple actions in our lives.

Leadbeater's Possum in a hand

Captive Breeding

Healesville Sanctuary
Zoo educator led
VCE Environmental Science

Explore the concept of biodiversity and its role in sustaining ecological integrity and the survival of populations using Leadbeater's Possum as a case study.

Classified Information

Classy Adaptations

Melbourne Zoo
Zoo educator led
Year 5 - Year 8

Classification is always intriguing, especially when you're dealing with such a diverse range of animals from all around the world!

Careers with animals

Conservation Careers at the Zoo – Student Conference

Melbourne Zoo
Student Conference
Year 9 - Year 11

Are you passionate about animals and the environment? Come and see what it takes to work at the zoo and be a real life extinction fighter!

Cairns Birdwing Butterfly

Cycles of life

Melbourne Zoo
Zoo educator led
Foundation – Year 4

From birth to adulthood all animals have a life cycle, but are they all the same?

Wurrundjeri way

Dreaming the Indigenous way

Healesville Sanctuary
Zoo educator led
Years 5 –10

Explore the deep connection that the Wurundjeri people have with animals and the land.