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Wildlife Careers Day (Yrs 10 - 12)
Once a year Monarto Education holds a Wildlife Careers Day. This is an opportunity for you to find out about what jobs are available and what you need to do to get them. The Wildlife Careers Day is open to Year 10-12 students and cost $35 for the day. Lunch is supplied.
The 2013 Wildlife Careers Day will be held on Thursday 23rd May. Please contact your school's career advisor at the beginning of Term 1 for more information.
Zoos South Australia is the only not-for-profit metropolitan zoo in Australia that is not government owned and operated. We provide conservation education, as well as supporting and conducting many conservation, breeding and research programs. As part of our conservation efforts we run Adelaide and Monarto Zoos.
Zoos act as windows into the natural world and provide a platform for discovery, learning and enjoyment through an interaction with wildlife.
To fund our vital conservation work, care for our animals, and provide visitors with a unique wildlife experience, we rely on a set of diverse income streams including admissions, membership, animal adoption, animal close encounters, corporate sponsorship, bequests, donations and some Federal and State Government grants.
We encourage students to engage with our staff and volunteers, remarkable animal residents and conservation achievements. Zoos provide an excellent backdrop for student curriculum-based photography and film projects, often based on some of the world’s most endangered creatures’ physical and psychological needs, including threats and opportunities for conservation. Student projects about wildlife can be a powerful way of communicating the importance of animal and habitat preservation to their peers and local community.
Students are most welcome to visit Adelaide or Monarto Zoo to complete education projects (please contact the Zoos SA Education department to enquire about reduced rates for educational purposes). Photography and filming of animals is acceptable from the front of animal enclosures. Modern exhibit design allows for close contact with countless animal species in a semi-natural environment. Should you wish to experience or document an off-limits area of the zoo there are several behind the scenes animal experiences available for purchase.
Please be respectful of staff and animals at all times. For full terms and conditions click here.
Due to animal care and existing media commitments, keepers and other zoo staff are not available to contribute to your research or participate in your photography or film projects.
Student Projects - Filming at the Zoo
• Make time to visit the zoo prior to beginning your project. Educational support details can be found on our Zoos SA Education page. Please contact the Zoos SA Education department to enquire about reduced rates for educational purposes.
• Make sure you visit at the right time of the day when the animal or animals you would like to feature in your project are most likely to be visible and active.
• For additional animal information attend a Keeper Presentation. After the talk you may have the opportunity to ask them some questions about the animals and their behaviours.
• Alternatively there is a lot of information available throughout the zoo to help guide your project and properly communicate your message.
• Tips for shooting great movies. (Department for Education and Child Development, South Australian Government)
• Animal information can be found on the Zoos SA website or through your local library or other online resources.
• Threatened species research - IUCN Red List
• Communicating a serious yet positive conservation message - IUCN ‘Love Not loss’
Opportunities in the school holidays to make a difference in the name of conservation. Don't have transport to Monarto - no problems – it is pick up and drop off from Adelaide Zoo. Find out more:
ZuFari for 8 - 13 years
ZuCrew for 14 - 17 years
Take Action and inspire your class/peers to take part in one of our GO MAD campaigns