Education experiences

Book in a transformative education experience

How would you design your own educational experience? What learning outcomes would you include? Choose from our range of exciting activities to align with your own curriculum.

The La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary is a natural environment that has evolved over fifty years to become one of Victoria’s most unique educational resources.

Visit us here at the Sanctuary for an exciting and engaging excursion. Or we can come to you. Book in today for an experience not to be missed.

Early years

Prep to Grade 4

Middle years

Grades 5 and 6 and years 7 to 10

Senior years (VCE)

VCE students can partake in our Living Systems program, covering AOS 2 and 3.

Curriculum and pedagogy

La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary Educational Framework

Your education experience at the Sanctuary is designed to stimulate the imagination and curiosity of your students. We’ll give them many different ways to safely explore, learn and look after their environment. The education experiences provided by La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary for your schools all have Learning Intentions, Success Criteria and Learning Outcomes. These address the Victorian curriculum standards for the targeted age group. The Learning Outcomes address the three Main Domains of Learning: Cognitive, Affective and Observational Skills.

A New Pedagogy Deep Learning (NPDL)
The LTWS incorporates the work of Michael Fullan and Maria Langworthy into their activities and support resources. Instructional Model incorporates a range of activities designed to develop 21st Century Learning Skills.

Costs

Standard Pricing

Cost per student

Time Frame

Min Charge per Group (max25 students)

$5

1 activity (30 minutes)

$95

$8

2 activities (1 hour)

$152

$11

3 activities (1.5 hours)

$209

$14

4 activities (2 hours)

$266

Our experience fees contribute to the continued protection and re-introduction of indigenous plants and animals.

How long does an activity run?

Most activities run for around 30 minutes (except where listed.)

We recommend you combine at least 4 activities into a 2 hour experience.

How many groups can you take at the same time?

Our activities work best with a maximum of 4 groups running at the same time. Each group will rotate through different activities

Do you have maximum group sizes?

There is a maximum group of 25 students per group.

Do you only take bookings from schools?

No. Our educational activities are suitable for playgroups, community events, scout groups and even birthday parties.

Contact wildlife@latrobe.edu.au for more information.

Can you adapt activities to a different age group?

As long as the age groups aren't too different, we can easily adapt an activity to suit and older of younger age group

Can the students have snack/lunch at the sanctuary?

Yes. Education bookings include complimentary hire of the Yellowbox Hut. Just let us know upon enquiry that you would like to include this in your booking.

Can the kids play/'have a look around' during lunch?

Unfortunately we cannot allow students to have free play or explore the sanctuary without the supervision of our staff.

If you would like your students to have free play during their lunch, we recommend that you take them to Bundoora Park. Bundoora Park is within walking distance and is equipped with multiple playgrounds and shelters

We are coming quite far and may get stuck in traffic, what if we are late?

In this circumstance we recommend that you plan on having at least a half hour snack break prior to your experience. This will allow for a little wiggle room so that you can still start you activities on time.