Living World (Symbio Wildlife Park)

Science

Syllabus Outcomes SC4-14LW SC4-15LW

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$25.00

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

Take a walk on the wild side on this revealing and action-packed excursion where your students will get up close and personal with the animals at Symbio Wildlife Park and gain hands-on experience of the living world. Students will observe animals in custom-designed habitats, investigate the role of zoos, wildlife parks and scientists in wildlife conservation, and discover real-world case studies of successful disease prevention and breeding programs conducted by Australian researchers and zoologists.

Students will start the day with an interactive live animal presentation covering the structural and functional features of mammals, marsupials, reptiles and birds. They will meet a selection of Australian wildlife, before embarking on intimate guided tours with our expert Rangers where they’ll discover interesting facts about a range of native and exotic wildlife. Throughout the day, students will learn how the features of some Australian plants and animals are adaptations for survival and reproduction in their environments. They will examine how a range of animal structural, functional and evolutionary features are adapted to suit their environment and also explore how science and technology contribute to finding solutions to conserving and managing sustainable ecosystems.

Your students will be bursting with extensive knowledge, unforgettable memories and a long list of fun facts on this fascinating and insightful Symbio experience!

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Syllabus Outcomes Addressed

SC4-14LW relates the structure and function of living things to their classification, survival and reproduction
SC4-15LW explains how new biological evidence changes people’s understanding of the world

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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.

Bus Drop Off / Pick Up Location

Bus Drop Off Location
10am at Symbio Wildlife Park 7-11 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, HELENSBURGH NSW 2508 (bus to pull into car park outside entrance)

Bus Pick Up Location
2pm at Symbio Wildlife Park 7-11 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, HELENSBURGH NSW 2508 (bus to pull into car park outside entrance)

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

Written Work Booklet Provided Completed Risk Assessment

Syllabus Content Focus

LW1 There are differences within and between groups of organisms; classification helps organise this diversity. (ACSSU111)

Students:

  • Identify reasons for classifying living things
  • Classify a variety of living things based on similarities and differences in structural features
  • Use simple keys to identify a range of plants and animals
  • Identify some examples of groups of micro-organisms
  • Outline the structural features used to group living things, including plants, animals, fungi and bacteria
  • Explain how the features of some Australian plants and animals are adaptations for survival and reproduction in their environment

LW2 Cells are the basic units of living things and have specialised structures and functions. (ACSSU149)

Students:

  • Identify that living things are made of cells
  • Outline the role of respiration in providing energy for the activities of cells
  • Distinguish between unicellular and multicellular organisms

LW3 Multicellular organisms contain systems of organs that carry out specialised functions that enable them to survive and reproduce. (ACSSU150)

Students:

  • Identify the materials required by multicellular organisms for the processes of respiration and photosynthesis
  • Explain that the systems in multicellular organisms work together to provide cell requirements, including gases, nutrients and water, and to remove cell wastes

LW4 Scientific knowledge changes as new evidence becomes available, and some scientific discoveries have significantly changed people’s understanding of the world.(ACSHE119, ACSHE134)

Students:

  • Research an example of how changes in scientific knowledge have contributed to finding a solution to a human health issue
  • Recount how evidence from a scientific discovery has changed understanding and contributed to solving a real world problem, eg animal or plant disease, hygiene, food preservation, sewage treatment or biotechnology
  • Describe, using examples, how developments in technology have contributed to finding solutions to a contemporary issue, eg organ transplantation, artificial joints/limbs, treatment for diabetes, asthma, kidney or heart disease

LW5 Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to conserving and managing sustainable ecosystems.

Students:

  • Construct and interpret food chains and food webs, including examples from Australian ecosystems
  • Describe interactions between organisms in food chains and food webs, including producers, consumers and decomposers (ACSSU112)
  • Describe examples of beneficial and harmful effects that micro-organisms can have on living things and the environment
  • Predict how human activities can affect interactions in food chains and food webs, including examples from Australian land or marine ecosystems(ACSSU112)
  • Explain, using examples, how scientific evidence and/or technological developments contribute to developing solutions to manage the impact of natural events on Australian ecosystems
  • Describe how scientific knowledge has influenced the development of practices in agriculture, eg animal husbandry

Additional content

Students:

  • describe how people in occupations that involve the biological sciences use understanding and skills from across the disciplines of Science
  • debate why society should support biological research
  • classify, using a hierarchical system, a range of selected plants and animals to species level

Day Outline

Excursion Duration 10am-2pm
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 in the amphitheatre.
(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. Rangers will be stopping intermittently so that students will be able to complete the work book.
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. Rangers will be stopping intermittently so that students will be able to complete the work book.
Wrap Up / Conclusion / Toilet Break
(approx. 20 minutes)

Activities

Booklet activities include:
A student activity booklet is written and provided by Ranger Jamie Tours. A PDF version of this booklet will be made available to you upon your booking confirmation, for you to distribute in soft and/or hard copy to your students depending on your preference.

Booklet content will have students:

  • Identify differences within and between groups of organisms
  • Classify a variety of living things based on structural features
  • Using simple keys to identify living things
  • Investigate how scientific research and discovery has contributed to solving real world problems
  • Predict how human activities can affect interactions in food chains
  • Making field sketches and/or transect graphs
  • Quadrant assessment surveys on bio-indicators
  • Analysing photographs
  • Completing tables
  • Interpreting graphs and statistics
  • Visual representations
  • Spatial technologies
  • Mind maps

$25.00

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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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