Features & Adaptations of Living Things at Symbio

Science

Syllabus Outcomes ST3-4LW-S

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$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 Features & Adaptations of Living Things at Symbio

Ever questioned the difference between an alligator and crocodile? Or wondered why owls and eagles fly silently? On this interactive and action packed excursion, your students will embark on intimate guided tours discovering interesting and unbelievable facts about the growth, survival and adaptation of living things. Get your students up close to wildlife as they cuddle possums, pat pythons and feed the wallabies at Symbio Wildlife Park! Students will examine the growth and survival of living things and how their adaptations suit their environment on two engaging walks through the park with our expert Rangers. They will experience native and exotic animal species up close in their custom enclosures, observing physical conditions of environments including wetlands, water lagoons, bushland, deserts and rainforests. Between animal cuddles and interactive presentations, students will analyse how various conditions of the environment affect the growth and survival of living things and understand the structural and behavioural features of various wildlife in supporting their survival. Your students will be bursting with extensive knowledge, unforgettable memories and a long list of fun facts on this wild Symbio adventure!
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Syllabus Outcomes Addressed

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

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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

GoPro Short Film 1Completed Risk Assessment

Optional Extras

Animal Feed

Syllabus Content Focus

Key inquiry questions answered

  • How do physical conditions affect the survival of living things?
  • How do the structural and behavioural features of living things support survival?

Growth and survival of living things
Students:

  • describe how changing physical conditions in the environment affect the growth and survival of living things

Adaptations of living things
Students:

  • describe adaptations as existing structures or behaviours that enable living things to survive in their environment(ACSSU043)
  • describe the structural and/or behavioural features of some native Australian animals and plants and why they are considered to be adaptations, for example:
    • shiny surfaces of leaves on desert plants
    • rearward facing pouch of a burrowing wombat
    • Spikes on an echidna

Day Outline

Arrival / Morning Tea in Amphitheatre / Toilet Break
(approx. 20 minutes)
Introductory Presentation The day kicks off with a meet and greet with our enthusiastic Rangers before enjoying your exclusive and interactive live animal presentation.
(approx. 45 minutes)
Grouping: Students are divided into groups of approximately x 30 students and allocated a Ranger guide for each walk.
Exotic Animals and Farmyard Walk Students participate in this walk for approx. 50-60 minutes. Your own private Ranger guide included.
Lunch / Toilet Break
(approx. 25 minutes)
Native Australian Reptiles and Animal Walk Students participate in this walk for approx. 50-60 minutes. Your own private 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 alligators.
  • Two complete guided tours;
    • Exotic Animal Walk: Get up close and meet farmyard animals, goats, chickens, roosters, sheep, lamas, guinea pigs, meerkats, cheetahs, ring tailed lemurs, red pandas, monkeys, alligators and MORE!
    • Native Australian Walk: Visit venomous snakes, pythons, lizards, spiders, koalas, crocs, eagles, echidnas, emus, kangaroos, wallabies, 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).

Request a Date


Step 1 of 3

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