The Role of Zoos: Secondary

Students attend a 45 minute session about the role of Zoos in Australia and overseas.  The session themes include the role of zoos in conservation, recreation, scientific research, education, and connecting people with nature to save species from extinction. Students explore ethical and practical implications of keeping animals in captivity, exploring the history of zoos and modern conservation practices. Students are challenged to critically analyze their own beliefs and to think about personal actions to address important conservation issues.

Further information

Teachers can access PDF learning resources from the Zoos SA 8-12 Learning Experiences that provides information for a range of self-guided inquiry trails covering themes such as threatened species, adaptation and biodiversity.

Adelaide Zoo

Term 1-4

Adelaide Zoo Education Centre

Sessions can be booked at 10:15am, 11:15am, 12:15pm or 1.00pm

Level: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Area: HASS - Geography, Science

Type: Program
Cost: Program fee $2.50 per student. Entry fee: $12.50 per student, $9.50 equity
Participants: Maximum of 33 students
Duration: Introductory session 45 minutes

School bookings

ALL school visits must be booked in advance.

To book a visit please contact Adelaide Zoo.

Organising your visit

To receive the entry price discount for education groups you must book at least one week before your visit.

Map of the Zoo

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