Learn more about the incursion programs available from Sydney Zoo.

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Living World Incursion Programs

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Bungaribee Dreaming Incursion Programs

Living World Incursion Programs

Living things at Sydney Zoo

What do we notice about living things?

Students will be introduced to some of our amazing animals that call Sydney Zoo home and learn about their basic needs.

Program resources
ES1 Teacher Toolkit

Learning outcomes
STe-3LW-ST explores the characteristics, needs and uses of living things

Plan your incursion
Please ensure that a parking spot is reserved for our Sydney Zoo staff. ​
 

YEAR LEVELS
Early Stage 1 and Early Learning Years 

COST
$330 up to 45 students
$7.00 per head additional students
Maximum 4 sessions per day
Bookings over 120 students contact reservations


AVAILABILITY
Monday to Friday (during school term)

STUDENT RATIO
1 teacher per class

THEMES
Animal needs and characteristics

Features of Living Things​

Explore the different features of animals, their habitats and how they change as they grow. Students will get up close to ambassador animals and compare them to other animals in the zoo.

Program resources
ST1 Teacher Toolkit

Learning outcomes
ST1-4LW-S  describes observable features of living things and their environments

Plan your incursion
Please ensure that a parking spot is reserved for our Sydney Zoo staff. 

YEAR LEVELS
Stage 1

COST
$330 up to 45 students
$7.00 per head additional students
Maximum 4 sessions per day
Bookings over 120 students contact reservations

AVAILABILITY
Monday to Friday (during school term)

STUDENT RATIO
1 teacher per class

THEMES
Animal features and their habitats

Classification​

Learn how to group living things based on their external features and distinguish them from non-living things. This program will explore why and how we classify animals using a branching key. 

Program resources
ST2 Teacher Toolkit

Learning outcomes
ST2-4LW-S  compares features and characteristics of living and non-living things

Plan your incursion
Please ensure that a parking spot is reserved for our Sydney Zoo staff. 

YEAR LEVELS
Stage 2

COST
$330 up to 45 students
$7.00 per head additional students
Maximum 4 sessions per day
Bookings over 120 students contact reservations

AVAILABILITY
Monday to Friday (during school term)

STUDENT RATIO
1 teacher per class

THEMES
Animal features and grouping living things

Amazing Adaptations​​

How do animals survive in their environment? Students will meet animals up close to learn about their structural and behavioural adaptations that help them survive in the wild.

Program resources
ST3 Teacher Toolkit

Learning outcomes
ST3-4LW-S  examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things

Plan your incursion
Please ensure that a parking spot is reserved for our Sydney Zoo staff. 

YEAR LEVELS
Stage 3

COST
$330 up to 45 students
$7.00 per head additional students
Maximum 4 sessions per day
Bookings over 120 students contact reservations

AVAILABILITY
Monday to Friday (during school term)

STUDENT RATIO
1 teacher per class

THEMES
Animal survival and adaptions

Classification and Adaptations​

How do animals survive in their environment? Students will meet animals up close to learn about their structural and behavioural adaptations that help them survive in the wild.

Program resources
ST4 Teacher Toolkit

Learning outcomes
SC4-14LW relates the structure and function of living things to their classification, survival and reproduction

Plan your incursion
Please ensure that a parking spot is reserved for our Sydney Zoo staff. 

YEAR LEVELS
Stage 4

COST
$330 up to 45 students
$7.00 per head additional students
Maximum 4 sessions per day
Bookings over 120 students contact reservations

AVAILABILITY
Monday to Friday (during school term)

STUDENT RATIO
1 teacher per class

THEMES
Animal classification and adaptations

Bungaribee Dreaming Incursion Programs

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.

Program resources
Teacher Toolkit

Learning outcomes
HTe-1, GEe-1

Plan your incursion
Please ensure that a parking spot is reserved for our Sydney Zoo staff. ​ 

YEAR LEVELS
Early Stage 1 and Early Learning Years 

COST
$330 up to 45 students
$7.00 per head additional students
Bookings over 120 students contact reservations

AVAILABILITY
Monday to Friday (during school term)

STUDENT RATIO
1 teacher per class

THEMES
Family and community

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. Students will have the opportunity to master some basic dance choreography and even compose their own short performance.

Program resources
Teacher Toolkit

Learning outcomes
DAES1.1   MUES1.4    MUS1.1     DAS1.2

Plan your incursion
Please ensure that a parking spot is reserved for our Sydney Zoo staff. ​ 

YEAR LEVELS
Early Stage 1 and Early Learning Years 

COST
$330 up to 45 students
$7.00 per head additional students
Maximum 4 sessions per day
Bookings over 120 students contact reservations

AVAILABILITY
Monday to Friday (during school term)

STUDENT RATIO
2 teachers per class

THEMES
Family and community

Connection to Place​

Students will be engaged by Aboriginal guides to create a personal connection for themselves and their school as they learn about the responsibility to care for Country wherever they find themselves.

Program resources
Teacher Toolkit

Learning outcomes
HT1-2, GE1-1, GE1-2

Plan your incursion
Please ensure that a parking spot is reserved for our Sydney Zoo staff. ​ 

YEAR LEVELS
Stage 1

COST
$330 up to 45 students
$7.00 per head additional students
Maximum 4 sessions per day
Bookings over 120 students contact reservations

AVAILABILITY
Monday to Friday (during school term)

STUDENT RATIO
1 teachers per class

THEMES
Community and sustainability

People, Places and Colonisation

People, places and colonisation explores the deep attachment and bond for Aboriginal people to their Country, families and peoples and the devastating effects of colonisationThis is delivered in a culturally sensitive and respectful way.

Program resources
Teacher Toolkit

Learning outcomes
HT2-4, GE2-1, GE2-2

Plan your incursion
Please ensure that a parking spot is reserved for our Sydney Zoo staff. ​ 

YEAR LEVELS
Stage 2

COST
$330 up to 40 students
$7.00 per head additional students
Maximum 4 sessions per day
Bookings over 120 students contact reservations

AVAILABILITY
Monday to Friday (during school term)

STUDENT RATIO
1 teachers per class

THEMES
Culture and colonisation

Traditional Art

This hands-on workshop explores traditional Aboriginal art with a focus on ochre painting. In this session students will learn about how Aboriginal art was used as a communication and recording tool. Students will also gain the practical experience of creating art through traditional methods. 

Program resources
Teacher Toolkit

Learning outcomes
VAS2.1   VAS2.4   VAS3.2   VAS3.4 

Plan your incursion
Please ensure that a parking spot is reserved for our Sydney Zoo staff. ​ 

YEAR LEVELS
Stage 2 and Stage 3

COST
$450 up to 45 students
$7.00 per head additional students
Maximum 4 sessions per day
Bookings over 120 students contact reservations

AVAILABILITY
Monday to Friday (during school term)

STUDENT RATIO
2 teachers per class

THEMES
Culture and colonisation

Rights and Freedoms ​

Delve into the complex history of Aboriginal people in their pursuit for recognition and equality. Our guides will share some of the iconic and historical events that have led to a resilient and ongoing fight for justice since colonisation till present day.

Program resources
Teacher Toolkit

Learning outcomes
HT2-4, GE2-1, GE2-2

Plan your incursion
Please ensure that a parking spot is reserved for our Sydney Zoo staff. ​ 

YEAR LEVELS
Stage 3

COST
$330 up to 45 students
$7.00 per head additional students
Maximum 4 sessions per day
Bookings over 120 students contact reservations

AVAILABILITY
Monday to Friday (during school term)

STUDENT RATIO
1 teachers per class

THEMES
Colonisation and equality

*Please note the Bungarribee Dreaming programs do not include ambassador animals.

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