Excursion Programs

STAGE 3

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
VAS3.2    VAS3.4

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

Rights and freedom

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.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
HT3-1

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, geography, colonisation and equality

Amazing adaptations

In this NEW Sydney Zoo schools program, students will discover some amazing adaptations of living things and explore the life of the charismatic chimpanzee. Using the power of inquiry, students will investigate how humans have impacted animals’ abilities to adapt and learn how to take action as global citizens to protect the world’s wildlife. 

LEARNING OUTCOMES
ST3-4LW-S      GE3-1      GE3-2

PROGRAM RESOURCES

Stage 3 teacher toolkit
Stage 3 booklet
Stage 3 digital book
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 adaptations

The Koala Schools Project

Science for Wildlife and Sydney Zoo have partnered to launch an exciting education program: The Koala Schools Project.

After a fire season no one will forget in 2019/20, this cross-curricular program will educate the next generation about bushfires, local wildlife and the iconic Koala species, while contributing to Geography and Science & Technology syllabus outcomes.

Students will engage in an incursion onsite at their school to start the program and the class will be able to attend the zoo for free during Threatened species week to complete the program. See more details here.

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
Wildlife conservation, climate change, bushfires 

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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