Primary (Years 3 – 5)

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Due to the extreme weather conditions Cleland Wildlife Park will be closed to the public on Thursday 24 January. The site will reopen on Friday 25 January. We apologise for any inconvenience.
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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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To find out more, or if you want a Learning program on a topic not included in the list, talk to the Cleland Education Officer.

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