Zoo educators will present a range of free teacher previews and professional development programs that can enrich your teaching skills around wildlife and also be used to fulfil the Victorian Institute of Teaching requirements.

Programs can include learning theory and its application to zoo experiences, practical classroom activities, pathways to link to other elements of the curriculum, and exploring best practice education for wildlife conservation.

Customised options are also available and can include 2-hour, half-day and full-day sessions, catering, behind the scenes experiences and precinct tours. We also now have Teacher Memberships available which offers many rich professional development opportunities.

2014 Teacher PD Calendar


Melbourne Zoo

Fighting Extinction Teacher Training
June 18, 2014 10.00am- 3.00pm

Coastal Connections Teacher PD
October 9, 2014 9.30am- 3.00pm


Healesville Sanctuary

Fighting Extinction Challenge- Free Teacher Preview
March 15, 2014 9.15am- 11.15am

Wurundjeri Dreaming- Connect to Coranderrk
May 14, 2014 9.30am- 4.00pm


Werribee Open Range Zoo

Nature Play at the Zoo- Free Teacher Preview
July 16, 2014 3.30pm- 5.00pm

Love your Locals Teacher PD
September 3, 2014 9.30am- 3.00pm


Corporate Programs


Race around the Zoo- Gorilla mission
Werribee Open Range Zoo

I, Animal Corporate & Dinner Packages
Melbourne Zoo