Living Things at Symbio

Science

Syllabus Outcomes STe-3LW-ST | STe-2DP-T | STe-6ES-S | PDe-10

Symbio Transport Methods Symbio Walking Grade Icons Symbio Program Type

$20.00

1x Teacher free per x10 students (Kindy Only)
$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 Living Things at Symbio

Cuddle a possum, pat a python, feed the wallabies and frolic with kangaroos on this unforgettable and exciting day at Symbio Wildlife Park! During this interactive and hands-on excursion, students embark on intimate guided tours discovering living things, their characteristics, needs, behaviours, and the environments in which they live. Students examine native and exotic animal species in custom enclosures that mimic native environments whilst recognising the contrasting external features of a variety of animals. With a focus on the basic needs of living things, students immerse themselves within a range of environments whilst getting up close and personal to Australian and exotic animals. With the additional option of hand-feeding baby farm animals and wallabies, every student will be engaged and eager to participate in this fun and memorable day!
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Syllabus Outcomes Addressed

STe-3LW-ST explores the characteristics, needs and uses of living things
STe-2DP-T develops solutions to an identified need
STe-6ES-S identifies how daily and seasonal changes in the environment affect humans and other living things
PDe-10 uses interpersonal skills to effectively interact with others

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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 can living things be used to meet our needs?
  • What do living things need to survive?

Characteristics and basic needs of living things

Students:

  • recognise that living things have basic needs including air, food and water(ACSSU002)
  • compare the basic needs of some plants and animals
  • participate in guided investigations to identify living things and the external features of
  • plants and animals in the local environment
  • communicate findings of observations of living things in their environment

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 their groups of approximately x 30 students and allocated a Ranger guide for each walk.
Exotic Animals & Farmyard Walk Students are guided through this walk for approx. 50-60 minutes with a private Ranger guide included.
Lunch / Toilet Break
(approx. 25 minutes)
Native Australian Reptiles & Animal Walk Students are guided through this walk for approx. 50-60 minutes with a 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

View the Google Map below for marked locations.

$20.00

1x Teacher free per x10 students (Kindy Only)
$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


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1x Teacher free per x10 students

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