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Primary & High Schools

Excursions - Australian Wildlife & Aboriginal Culture

Students visiting Walkabout Park take part in our "Walkabout Workshops", going walkabout with a ranger in the natural bush at Walkabout Park where they are introduced to animals in their natural habitat, takingpart in traditional activities like boomerang throwing, and learning about Aboriginal culture on Country.

Incursions - Animal Adaptations & Human Impacts

We do offer school incursions, where we bring the learning experience to you. These incursions revolve around meeting animals, seeing their adaptations to the environment, and learning about how humans impact the world around us, including the animals.

Different types of incursions

Single Activity Centre - $12.00 per student, minimum 50 students

Reptiles

Animal Adaptations

3 different types of reptile species: Pythons, Turtles, Lizards.

Learning Outcomes

The types of concepts we explore include: Different adaptations to a shared environment (biodiversity); Feeding patterns and how feeding behaviour affects the environment (feeding relationships); How each species fills a unique space in their ecosystems (interaction and eco systems). Students have the opportunity to meet the animals and closely observe their physical and behavioural differences.

Place

All the students are seated together in a classroom or hall and one ranger runs the workshop with teacher assistance.

Price & Numbers

$600 for up to 50 students. $12 per additional student. Teachers free. Other adults at student prices.

Timing 1½ hours

10 minutes Get students seated and ready for the workshop.

40 minutes Ranger-led presentation.

15 minutes Students divided into 3 groups with 3 teachers. Teachers get instruction from the ranger on how to safely hold one of the animals (one animal per group). Students line up to touch and see the animal and its adaptive features up close.

25 minutes Animal meet and greet under the ranger's supervision.

Two Activity Centres  - $14.50 per student, minimum 100 students

Reptiles & Birds, or Reptiles & Mammals

Animal Adaptations

Workshop 1 Reptiles. Workshop 2 Birds.

Learning Outcomes

The types of concepts we explore include: Different adaptations to a shared environment (biodiversity); Feeding patterns and how feeding behaviour affects the environment (feeding relationships); How each species fills a unique space in their ecosystems (interaction and eco systems). Students have the opportunity to meet the animals and closely observe their physical and behavioural differences.

Place

Two activity centres e.g. classrooms or sheltered outdoor areas. Each activity centre hosts one workshop with one ranger. Students 'Round-Robin' between Workshops 1 and 2.

Price & Numbers

$1,450 for up to 100 students. $14.50 per additional student. Teachers free. Other adults at student prices.

Timing 2 hours

10 minutes Get students seated and ready for the workshop.

45 minutes Ranger-led presentation and student interaction.

15 minutes Rangers stay where they are. Students move to the next activity centre.

45 minutes Ranger-led presentation and student interaction.

5 minutes Last Questions.

Four Activity Centres  - $18.50 per student, minimum 100 students

Land Reptiles + Aquatic Reptiles + Monotremes + Mammals

Animal Adaptations

Workshop 1 Pythons. Workshop 2 Turtles. Workshop 3 Flying Foxes. Workshop 4 Echidnas.

Learning Outcomes

The types of concepts we explore include: Different adaptations to a shared environment (biodiversity); Feeding patterns and how feeding behaviour affects the environment (feeding relationships); How each species fills a unique space in their ecosystems (interaction and eco systems). Students have the opportunity to meet the animals and closely observe their physical and behavioural differences.

Place

Four activity centres e.g. classrooms or sheltered outdoor areas. Each activity centre hosts one workshop with one ranger. Students 'Round-Robin' between Workshops 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Price & Numbers

$1,850 for up to 100 students. $18.50 per additional student. Teachers free. Other adults at student prices.

Timing 3 hours

10 minutes Get students seated and ready for the workshop.

30 minutes Ranger-led presentation and student interaction.

15 minutes Rangers stay where they are. Students move to the next activity centre.

30 minutes Ranger-led presentation and student interaction.

15 minutes Rangers stay where they are. Students move to the next activity centre.

30 minutes Ranger-led presentation and student interaction.

15 minutes Rangers stay where they are. Students move to the next activity centre.

30 minutes Ranger-led presentation and student interaction.

5 minutes Last Questions.

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