Excursion Programs

STAGE 2

Earth's Environment - Caring for Country

Students will explore native bush tucker plants, engage with traditional tools, weapons and resources and meet Kutukulung, the long-necked turtle.  Students will learn from First Nations educators how they can play a key role through everyday actions to protect long-necked turtles and their habitats.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
GE2-1    GE2-2

PROGRAM RESOURCES

Student booklet

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
Earth’s environment, protection of places, Indigenous perspectives, food and fibre. 

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
ST2-5LW-T

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

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. 

LEARNING OUTCOMES
VAS2.1    VAS2.4

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
Art, Indigenous perspectives

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

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 effects of colonisation. This is delivered in a culturally sensitive and respectful way.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
HT2-4    GE2-1    GE2-2

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, geography, colonisation

Classification: Rivers to reefs

Take a deep dive in to how we can protect our precious waterways. Students will make observations, learn to classify, participate in hands on activities and leave with a deep understanding of how they can make a difference from rivers to reefs. 

LEARNING OUTCOMES
ST2-4LW-S    GE-1    GE-2

PROGRAM RESOURCES

Stage 2 teacher toolkit
Stage 2 booklet
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
Features of living and non-living, grouping my 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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