Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is proud to offer outstanding, value for money educational programs to Childcare and Vacation Care groups. Our main objective is to work with class teachers and carers, to develop children’s lifelong learning, through knowledge and understanding, investigation, communication and reflection.
Education groups are free to explore the wonders of the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary with general admission into the park. Students can participate in the world-famous lorikeet feeding, ride the train, feed kangaroos and see our spectacular Free Flight Bird Show. Maximise your students’ learning by including one of our vast array of educational programs with the flexibility to tailor-make programs to meet your Australian Curriculum needs.
- The Wildlife Discovery Experience is our most popular living lesson and takes place in
The Pines Elanora Discovery Den
- at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. This exciting new outdoor teaching space is located in a beautiful natural setting where your students will be immersed in nature.
Your students will have the opportunity to meet three of our amazing animals that may include a python, lizard, phasmid (stick insect), echidna, possum, frog or baby crocodile (depending on availability and excursion focus). This interactive experience focuses on animal adaptations, diet, habitat and conservation. Specific topic requests can be made when booking.
Students will also have the opportunity to discover the interactive zone where they can handle artefacts, explore life under the microscope and touch feathers, bones, skins and more.
Lesson Topics Include
- Food webs
- Endangered species
- Life cycle
- Food chains
- Basic classification
- Invertebrates / minibeasts
Indigenous Experience (all year levels & ESL)
Immerse your students in culture at Currumbin! Our Indigenous Experience will teach your students about our local area and its people, significant landmarks, weaponry, Dreamtime stories such as the Rainbow Serpent, myths, languages, instruments and ceremonies. Students will meet and learn about a python, crocodile, frog and mammal (depending on availability). Our Indigenous education officer will be your host, with your experience taking place in our new outdoor Ngulli Nyeumba Amphitheatre (meaning “we teach” in the Indigenous Yugambeh language).
Behind The Scenes Tour (all year levels & ESL)
Discover what happens Behind The Scenes at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. A special VIP pass lets you go where few other people can. Guided by one of our wildlife education officers you will visit food preparation kitchens and learn about a ‘day in the life of a zoo keeper’. At our Wildlife Hospital you will learn about the typical cases of animals that come into care. The tour also includes a visit to our animal training and presentation area where you will learn about husbandry and training techniques, and see some of the birds that star in our daily shows.
Wild Games (all year levels & ESL)
Wild Games is an exciting new Nature Ed experience. We have created a series of interactive games and activities that incorporate wildlife and conservation messages. Wild Games delivers all the facts in a fun, fast paced and action packed program
For pricing, please download the Nature Ed brochure or make enquiries through the booking form below.
Please see our Teacher’s Resources to help you plan your excursion and download free workbooks for the appropriate year levels.