Bringing the Classroom to Life: A Guide to the School Excursion at Ranger Red’s Zoo & Conservation Park
Education is an important aspect of life, and at Ranger Red’s Zoo & Conservation Park, we believe in making it fun and engaging for students. Our “hands-on education” program is designed to support teachers in delivering educational subjects in a fun and interactive way. With a focus on animal-based activities, students can learn about research skills, science, animal care, ecosystems, conservation, English, and the arts.
Ranger Red’s Zoo & Conservation Park values education, animal care, and conservation, and we believe that the best way to nurture these values in children is to provide them with hands-on, practical, and real experiences. This approach has been shown to be highly effective in motivating student learning and engagement.
Exciting Opportunities for Hands-On Learning
Our experienced staff provides students with a variety of animal-based activities, including observation, animal care, safe animal handling, and facts about each animal and their ecosystem. There are two options for schools to choose from when incorporating our “hands-on education” program into their curriculum:
Option 1: Self-Guided Tour
This option allows students to explore the park at their own pace, with a self-guided tour. The prices for this option are as follows:
- Kindy to Year 10: $12.00
- Years 11-12: $17.50
Option 2: Presentations
This option provides students with an in-depth look at various animals in the park, with presentations on the following animals:
- Tasmanian Devil
Each presentation costs $5 per student, with an additional price per child. The teacher/student ratios are as follows:
- Kindy to Year 3: 1:5
- Year 4 to Year 12: 1:10
Parent helpers receive a 15% discount on the entry price, and carers of students with special needs are admitted for free. With this option, students will also be able to hand-feed kangaroos, emus, alpacas, sheep, and deer, as Ranger Red’s Zoo & Conservation Park provides one bucket of animal feed per group. Please note that the koala presentation is currently unavailable as we do not have a koala in the park at present.
School Incursion with Redz Zoo2U: A Fun and Interactive Way to Learn
Can’t make it to the Zoo? Don’t worry. We’ll bring the Zoo to you!
Ranger Red’s Zoo & Conservation Park offers a unique and exciting way of learning through its “Redz Zoo2U” incursion program. It is the only Zoo in Western Australia that provides mobile and interactive animal experiences to schools and educational institutions. With a Department of Parks and Wildlife license to keep fauna for educational purposes, you can rest assured that you’re dealing with professionals when it comes to Redz Zoo2U.
Hands-on Education: Fun and Memorable
At Ranger Red’s Zoo & Conservation Park, we believe that education should not only be informative but also enjoyable. That’s why we define Redz Zoo2U as “hands-on education.” We believe that when learning is fun, it is more memorable, and this is at the core of our teaching philosophy.
Living Lessons with Animals
The main objective of Redz Zoo2U is to support teachers in delivering a variety of educational subjects. Animals are captivating for children of all ages, and this captivation provides a fantastic platform for a range of lessons. With Redz Zoo2U, animals become teachers’ aides in subjects like English, Mathematics, Science, Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE), Technology, The Arts, and Physical Education.
Tailored to Your Needs
Redz Zoo2U is an intimate and interactive educational experience that is appropriate for different ages and curriculums. For early childhood learning, for instance, the focus can be on experiencing the different textures of fur, feathers, and scales. More advanced students, on the other hand, might enjoy learning about conservation. Redz Zoo2U can mix and match animals, age groups, and subjects to ensure the best outcome for students, parents, and teachers. Some of the packages offered through Zoo2U include “Tactile Teachers,” “Habits & Habitats,” “Fight or Flight,” and “Endangered Species.”
Expertise and Value for Money
When you choose Redz Zoo2U, you can be confident that you’re dealing with qualified professionals who bring technical and practical expertise to the table. The cost of the incursion depends on student numbers and the duration of the program. To get a tailored quote, don’t hesitate to contact the Zoo and discuss your requirements. Redz Zoo2U is flexible and can be modified to meet individual teaching requirements.
Book Your School Incursion Today!
Bring the Zoo to your school and make learning a fun and interactive experience with Redz Zoo2U. Contact Ranger Red’s Zoo & Conservation Park today to make a booking.