Primary (Years 3 – 5)

Please note

No koala holds or close-up experiences until further notice - our poor koalas have the sniffles. Just like humans, they need to rest and recover so we will not be offering koala holds until further notice
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Living connections 

Identify the native animals living in our gardens and school grounds, and discover how they are interconnected with each other, and with us. 

Themes: conservation and biodiversity 

Key messages: 

  • people, animals and the environment are all connected
  • we all have a responsibility to respect and care for the environment
  • we all have basic needs such as food, shelter, water and air
  • all animals (including people) can be organised into groups according to their features.

Aussie battlers 

Be introduced to the threats to the survival of Australia's native wildlife.

Themes: conservation, sustainability and biodiversity 

Key messages:

  • all animals are part of the web of life
  • threats to wildlife create an imbalance in the natural world
  • we can care for the environments that support our animals. 

Feathers, fur and scales 

A broad look at diversity and classification – animals can be grouped by observing features. 

Theme: biodiversity 

Key messages:

  • animals can be classified into different groups according to their features
  • animals possess particular forms and functions that help them survive
  • we can care for the environments that support our animals. 

Animal classification – mammals 

Discover how to identify and classify some of Australia's mammals, the role they play in balanced ecosystems, and how we can assist in their survival. 

Themes: conservation and biodiversity 

Key messages:

  • all mammals share similar features
  • mammals possess particular forms and functions to help them survive
  • mammals are grouped based on their manner of reproduction
  • we can care for the environments that support our animals. 

Animal classification – birds 

Discover how to identify a range of Australia's birds and how we can assist in their survival. 

Themes: conservation and biodiversity 

Key messages:

  • birds have adapted to survive in different habitats
  • birds are an important part of ecosystems
  • we all have a role in caring for habitat that supports birds
  • birds can be classified into different groups according to their features.

Animal classification - reptiles

Learn how native Australian reptiles have adapted to a diversity of habitats, including our own backyards.

Themes: conservation and biodiversity 

Key messages:

  • reptiles have adapted to meet their needs for survival
  • reptiles are a part of healthy ecosystems
  • all reptiles can be classified into groups according to their features. 
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