Monarto Zoo

Zoos SA is a charitable society dedicated to conservation with a mission to save species from extinction and to connect people with nature. Zoos SA has two zoos – Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Zoo.

Monarto Zoological Park, located 70 kilometers from Adelaide near Murray Bridge, is a 1500 hectare open range zoo with a focus on African and Australian animals set within Mallee bushland.

A team of educators delivers a range of programs based on the Australian Curriculum, SACE and the Teaching for Effective Learning framework. These education programs offer unique opportunities to engage students in conservation in real ways and make ongoing links that encourage and support student advocacy.

Address:

3401 Old Princes Highway, Monarto SA 5254

Monarto Zoo

3401 Old Princes Highway, Monarto SA 5254

School bookings

ALL school visits must be booked in advance.

To book a visit, discuss your student learning needs, or for more information please contact Monarto Zoo.

Organising your visit

Prior to booking, refer to the Monarto Zoo website for detailed information regarding expectations and programs.

Programs can be modified to meet your requirements. Discuss pre or post activities that may be beneficial. Consider excursion planning expectations of the school and clarify any questions with zoo education staff.

Ensure your required ratio of students to adults and remember to be sun smart.

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Monarto Zoo - Animal Habitats Student Inquiry
Monarto Zoo – Animal Habitats Student Inquiry

This student inquiry examines the features, needs, natural habitats and threats to survival of five different animal species. Students identify how Monarto Zoo has created habitats to cater for the needs of the animals and explore the causes of natural habitat degradation.

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Career Awareness - Class Groups
Career Awareness – Class Groups

Students learn about the role of zoos, career opportunities in the animal industry, skill development and other learning pathways.

English
HASS - Civics and Citizenship
HASS - Economics and Business
HASS - Geography
The Arts
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Amazing Animal Body Systems: Year 8 Science
Amazing Animal Body Systems: Year 8 Science

A 45 minute introductory session with an education officer about unique animal body system adaptations related to the animal collections at Adelaide and Monarto Zoos.

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Junior Keeper
Junior Keeper

Go behind the scenes and experience the zoo hands-on through the eyes of the keepers and the various roles and responsibilities involved in managing animals. Activities may vary.

HASS - Civics and Citizenship
HASS - Geography
Mathematics
Science
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Ranger
Ranger

Where are they? What are they doing? Does behaviour change over time? Using various animal species, learn and practice a range of monitoring techniques.

HASS - Civics and Citizenship
HASS - Geography
Mathematics
Science
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Tourism and Sustainable Development
Tourism and Sustainable Development

This learning experience makes links to Geography and Business outcomes as negotiated for students and teachers.

HASS - Civics and Citizenship
HASS - Economics and Business
HASS - Geography
Science
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Conservation Leadership
Conservation Leadership

This program makes links to Geography, Health and Science outcomes as negotiated.

HASS - Civics and Citizenship
HASS - Geography
Health and Physical Education
Science
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Animal Tales
Animal Tales

This program makes links to English and literacy outcomes and builds ethical understandings and social capacity for both students and teachers.

English
The Arts
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