Excursion Programs

EARLY STAGE 1

Traditional music and dance​

This interactive workshop gets your students up and moving as they learn about the traditional creative arts. Students will learn about traditional musical instruments, such as the didgeridoo and clapsticks, and explore the sounds they make. They will also gain an understanding of traditional dance movements and the stories behind them.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
DAES1.1     MUES1.4

PROGRAM RESOURCES

Teacher toolkit
Planning resources
Sydney Zoo map

PLAN YOUR EXCURSION
Children will need appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This could include a raincoat, hat, and sun protection.

Organising teachers please check in with our admissions team upon arrival.

AVAILABILITY
Monday to Friday (during school term)

THEMES
Indigenous perspectives, Music, Dance

Food and fibre

Through live demonstrations and exploring traditional artefacts students will gain an understanding of how plants and animals were sustainably used for food, fibre, tools, weapons, and medicines. 

LEARNING OUTCOMES
STe-3LW-ST

PROGRAM RESOURCES

Teacher toolkit
Planning resources
Sydney Zoo map

PLAN YOUR EXCURSION
Children will need appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This could include a raincoat, hat, and sun protection.

Organising teachers please check in with our admissions team upon arrival.

AVAILABILITY
Monday to Friday (during school term)

THEMES
Indigenous perspectives, food and fibre

ADDITIONAL COST
This program incurs an additional $2 fee for cost of take-home project materials

Kinship and families

Our Sydney Zoo Aboriginal guides will explain the complexities within family and kinship systems. Students will learn that families are varied and different, while also learning the importance of place to communities.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
HTe-1    GEe-1

PROGRAM RESOURCES

Teacher toolkit
Planning resources
Sydney Zoo map

PLAN YOUR EXCURSION
Children will need appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This could include a raincoat, hat, and sun protection.

Organising teachers please check in with our admissions team upon arrival.

AVAILABILITY
Monday to Friday (during school term)

THEMES
History, family and community

Living things at Sydney Zoo

What do we notice about living things?

Sydney Zoo’s NEW program will take students on an adventure through the Asian and African precincts with Sydney Zoo’s expert educators! Get hands on with learning about living things – be strong like an elephant, learn to hide like a phasmid and dance like an ostrich!

LEARNING OUTCOMES
STe-3LW-ST

PROGRAM RESOURCES

Early Stage 1 teacher toolkit
Planning resources
Sydney Zoo map

PLAN YOUR EXCURSION
Children will need appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This could include a raincoat, hat, and sun protection.

Organising teachers please check in with our admissions team upon arrival.

AVAILABILITY
Monday to Friday (during school term)

THEMES
Animal needs and characteristics

we believe that education is a key part of a modern zoo. It promotes awareness and an affinity with animals, ensuring communities value and protect wildlife and habitats around the globe.

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