A 45 minute learning experience with a Zoo educator about ecosystems and biodiversity issues related to animals at Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park.
Students participate in a session related to themes in Biological sciences and Geography. Connections are made to the Australian Curriculum; Cross-curriculum priority, Sustainability and General capability, Ethical understandings. Discussions cover interrelated elements of biodiversity; animal genetics, species diversity and ecosystems. The presentation and activities describe the role of Zoos in saving species from extinction providing local and international examples.
Students explore the relationship between human behaviour and threats to ecosystems and biodiversity, challenging them to take personal action to address important conservation issues.
Minimum class size is 20 (under 20, negotiated with GM of Education)
Maximum class size: 30 (up to 3 sessions per day)
Combine this learning experience with a self-directed learning activity on Adaptation.