Features & Adaptations of Living Things Virtual Excursion

Science

Syllabus Outcomes sT3-4LW-S

This program is filmed onsite at Symbio Wildlife Park and is offered virtually to all schools.

$250.00

1x Unlimited group size per session – while we do not place a limit on group sizes per session, for more intimate sessions, we recommend smaller group sizes such as class groups.

+GST. As this program is an educational service, all GST charged can be reimbursed in its entirety by the Government. 

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About

Ever questioned the difference between an alligator and crocodile? Or wondered why owls and eagles fly silently? Through the power of technology, students will be transported from their schools, bedrooms and living rooms to the grounds of Symbio Wildlife Park as they embark on an interactive and action-packed virtual excursion to discover the interesting and unbelievable facts about the growth, survival and adaptation of living things. Led by our experienced Rangers, students will be taken on a fully guided tour of Symbio Wildlife Park where they will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of our amazing furry, scaly, and feathery friends! Students will examine the growth and survival of living things and how their adaptations suit their environment. 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. 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 and fun facts after this exciting and unforgettable program.

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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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Time Frame

60min Virtual Excursion - Anytime of your choice

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

Syllabus Content Focus

Key Inquiry Questions

  • 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

Activities

Students, Teachers and Rangers will all join the Zoom session at the allocated time.

  • The virtual excursion kicks off with a meet and greet with one of our enthusiastic Ranger Jamie guides reporting LIVE from behind the scenes from Symbio Wildlife Park.
  • This is followed by an exciting introductory presentation that includes an exclusive, live animal presentation
  • Live teacher + student interaction with Ranger Jamie.
  • Opportunity to get up close and personal with the animals.
  • Fully guided tour of the entire zoo! Tour can be tailored to individual needs.
  • Intimate animal enclosure interviews
  • Live interview with a Symbio zookeeper

$250.00

1x unlimited group size per session – while we do not place a limit on group sizes per session, for more intimate sessions, we recommend smaller group sizes such as class groups.

+GST. As this program is an educational service, all GST charged can be reimbursed in its entirety by the Government.

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Special Note

Teachers will be required to moderate the zoom. We recommend that Teachers open a live chat for students to interact with our Rangers by typing comments, reactions and questions. The teacher can then pass on any student questions to the Ranger for them to answer!

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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.