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Topics: Education, City of Perth, Swan River Pages: 6 (2020 words) Published: September 16, 2013
PerthZoo Day Visit Perth Zoo Day Visit Excursion Management Plan Excursion Management Plan Perth Zoo – Adventure Awaits. Perth Zoo invites you to ‘discover your world’. We’ve got it all – Australia to Africa, elephants to echidnas, camps to conferences. Our team of experienced educators can enrich your visit to the Zoo. Physical Address: Postal Address: Phone: Fax: Email: Website: Contact: 20 Labouchere Road South Perth WA 6151 PO Box 489 South Perth WA 6951 (08) 9474 0365 (08) 9474 4113 discoveryandlearning@perthzoo.wa.gov.au www.perthzoo.wa.gov.au/learn Discovery and Learning Staff

Purpose of the Excursion Perth Zoo’s unique learning experiences provide living links to the Western Australia’s Curriculum Framework by connecting students with nature and empowering them to take positive action for our environment. The learning experiences have been developed to cover a range of topics and have been tailored to suit different developmental stages from early childhood to late adolescence. Details regarding the Zoo’s education programs can be found on the Zoo website at www.perthzoo.wa.gov.au. Environment Perth Zoo, located in South Perth, is primarily an outdoor venue with some undercover areas/exhibits. The Zoo is spread over 19 hectares and is home to around 1100 native and exotic animals from nearly 200 species. Perth Zoo also manages award-winning breeding programs for critically endangered species. Several exhibits feature shallow, open bodies of water. Supervision is important around these areas. For the safety of the animals and visitors to the Zoo, all visitors should remain on the footpaths provided when moving through the Zoo grounds. Toilet facilities (including accessible facilities for people with disabilities) are clearly marked on the Zoo map. These toilets are accessible by the general public during the day. A copy of the Perth Zoo map can be downloaded from: www.perthzoo.wa.gov.au/Visit-the-Zoo/Zoo-Map/. A copy of a map indicating facilities for visitors with disabilities and/or special needs can also be downloaded from the same location. Student lunches can be left on the main lawn or in the shelters nearby. Lunches should be stored in sealed school bags or storage crates with lids as wild birds have been known to take food items left in the open. The Zoo takes no responsibility for stolen, lost or damaged items. Teachers are able to visit the Zoo prior to an excursion to assess the environment. Please contact the Discovery and Learning team to organise your pre-visit pass.

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Transport Transport is the responsibility of the school. Buses can enter the Perth Zoo car park from Mill Point Rd and park in the clearly marked bus bays. Chartered buses and coaches should proceed along the service road from Mill Point Rd car park to the passenger drop-off bays so that students can safely disembark before entering the Zoo. Student’s Capacity Perth Zoo provides living links to the curriculum, through a range of education experiences. They are engaging, interactive and utilise different strategies to suit different learning styles. Two options are available to schools planning a visit to Perth Zoo: Assisted visit: Includes an education experience (45 min – 1 hr) facilitated by an Education Officer, utilising animals and artefacts from the education collection. Students can explore the Zoo either before or after their education experience under the supervision of their teachers and adult helpers. Unassisted (self-guided) visit: This visit is entirely developed and facilitated by the coordinating teacher and the school supervisory team. Teachers can download education resources from the Perth Zoo website to support their Zoo experience. Visitors to Perth Zoo are welcome to experience the variety of free ‘meet the keeper’ and Docent (Zoo volunteer) presentations that occur during the day. Please advise if you have any students with special needs so we can maximise the benefits of their visit. Perth Zoo...
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