Aboriginal Experience & Australian Animals at Symbio

Geography / History

Symbio Transport Methods Symbio Walking Grade Icons Symbio Program Type

$20.00

1x Teacher free per x15 students (Yr 1-6)
$26.00 per additional Teacher/Parent

+GST. As this program is an educational service, all GST charged can be reimbursed in its entirety by the Government. This price excludes transport. (Minimum charge of x35 students).

 

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About The Aboriginal Experience & Australian Animals at Symbio

Among the cute and cuddly native Australian animals at Symbio Wildlife Park, your students will be able to learn about the world’s oldest surviving culture in the most vibrant setting! In a day jam-packed with up-close encounters to a variety of different animals your students will learn the significance and connection of native Australian animals to Aboriginal people. The Gumaraa Rangers will help your students explore the connection Aborginal people have with their land, and the history and traditions of their culture. Throughout the day students will observe traditional Aboriginal tools, weapons and artefacts, and participate in discussions about art, music and dance. A day full of close encounters they’re bound to never forget!
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Arrive/Depart

Full Day Excursion (4 Hours) 10am – 2pm

Time allocation for excursions can be tailored and adjusted to suit your individual school timetable and scheduling.

Transport

Leave it all with us! Whilst you are welcome to organise your own transport to and from our adventures, alternatively you can book with our Ranger Jamie buses or coaches. Ask us for a transport quote and we can take care of everything!

Please note, all coaches include seatbelts for students however, buses do not.

What's Included

Completed Risk Assessment

Optional Extras

Animal Feed

Syllabus Content Focus

  • Significance and connection of native Australian animals to Aboriginal people
  • How Aboriginal people interact and use animals for survival
  • Traditional ways of life focussing on the Aboriginal people, local beliefs, food, shelter, tools and weapons
  • How places, people and animals interact
  • How and why Aboriginal people care for animals
  • Aboriginal relationships to totems
  • How Aboriginal people utilise the local environment to encourage living things to thrive
  • Learn how Aboriginal people utilise traditional science and technology in their lives to care for the environment and living things
  • Aboriginal language, including names of native animals
  • Discover what life was like for Aboriginal people and animals before European settlement
  • Significance of animals in Dreamtime stories

Day Outline

Arrival / Morning Tea in Amphitheatre / Toilet Break
(approx. 20 minutes)
Introductory Presentation The day kicks off with a meet and greet with the enthusiastic Gumaraa rangers before enjoying your exclusive and interactive live animal presentation.
(approx. 45 minutes)
Grouping: Students are divided into their groups of approximately x 30 students and allocated a Gumaraa ranger guide for each walk.
Exotic Animals & Farmyard Walk Students participate in this walk for approx. 50-60 minutes. Your own private Gumaraa ranger guide included.
Lunch / Toilet Break
(approx. 25 minutes)
Native Australian Reptiles & Animal Walk Students participate in this walk for approx. 50-60 minutes. Your own private Gumaraa ranger guide included.
Wrap Up / Conclusion / Toilet Break
(approx. 20 minutes)

Activities

  • Start the day in the amphitheatre with your own exclusive live animal presentation. Meet a selection of five animals ranging from possums, lizards, snakes, reptiles, birds, and crocodiles.
  • Two complete guided tours;
    • Native Australian Walk 1: Students visit parrots, dingos, eagles, wallabies, wombats, kangaroos, emus and MORE!
    • Native Australian Walk 2: Visit venomous snakes, pythons, lizards, spiders, koalas, crocs, echidnas,Tasmanian devils, birds and MORE!

Locations

Illawarra

  • Symbio Wildlife Park

View the Google Map below for marked locations.

$20.00

1x Teacher free per x15 students (Yr 1-6)
$26.00 per additional Teacher/Parent

+GST. As this program is an educational service, all GST charged can be reimbursed in its entirety by the Government. This price excludes transport. (Minimum charge of x35 students).

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1x Teacher free per x15 students (Yr 1-6)

Add bags of animal feed so your students can hand wallabies and other farmyard animals. Teachers and parents are also welcome to join in! Enter how many bags you would like below, $1.10 per bag.

Please note this will be an additional cost to the excursion price and a seperate quote will be provided to you.

Please note this is a tentative booking. After your booking request is submitted, we will be in touch via email to confirm the requested date and arrange the final details for the booking.

Title Address Description
Symbio Wildlife Park
Symbio Wildlife Park, 7-11 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Helensburgh NSW 2508, Australia