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  • Your Lone Pine Learning Experience: What to Expect . 1

    Planning Your Day .. 1

    Arrival . 1

    Payment 1

    Discovery Session (not applicable for self-guided) 1

    Free Time Exploration .... 1

    Lesson Plan: Australian Terrestrial Vertebrates Classified! 7-10 . 2

    Teacher Checklist 5

    Chaperone Checklist . 6

    How to Create an Itinerary 8

    Common Terminology .. 9

    Classroom Resources.. 10

    Questions?

    Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm

    T: (07) 3378 1366 (ext. 127)

    E: education@koala.net

    W: www.koala.net

    Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Education

    Experience Connect Evolve

    WILDLIFE SCIENTISTS

    Inside your guide

    For an experience that is good for your and

    for the Sanctuary, we ask all teachers to

    read this Discovery Session Guide from start

    to finish!

  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Discovery Session Guide: Wildlife Scientists 1

    Your Lone Pine Learning Experience: What to Expect

    Planning Your Day

    It is expected you will have made an itinerary and printed Lone Pine maps to assist your supervisory team

    of teachers and chaperones with a smooth, enjoyable excursion. This Discovery Session Guide has

    checklists for you and your chaperones as well as an example itinerary (see pages 6, 7 and 9). A map is

    available online: http://www.koala.net/sanctuary-map/

    Dont forget the Education Team is just an email or phone call away! We are your support crew to assist in

    creating the best possible experience for you, your students and supervisory team.

    Arrival

    Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary opens at 9:00am. We recommend you arrive at 9:30am and aim to have your

    students off the bus and ready to enter the Sanctuary at 9:35am.

    At the ticket entrance you will complete a record of attendance by signing off final numbers of chaperones

    (including staff, parents and any accompanying adults) and students. Please make sure any unpaid

    chaperones join the ticket queue to purchase their entry ticket ($36).

    A lot of time is easily consumed in this process so please make sure everyone knows what to do before the

    bus/es arrive.

    Payment

    To be eligible for any education rates, all participants must be included in one bulk payment, otherwise

    standard retail rates apply. Payment can be made prior to your excursion, on arrival or post excursion. If

    you elect to pay prior to your excursion, an invoice will be sent to you by the Education Team.

    Discovery Session (not applicable for self-guided)

    Your 45 minute Discovery Session will be held at one of our presentation venues. Your Discovery Session

    venue will be pointed out to your group during your orientation. Please assemble at your designated venue

    at least five minutes prior to your session.

    Free Time Exploration

    When you are not participating in your booked Discovery Session, you are free to explore the Sanctuary.

    The Free Time Learning Experience guide (see page 8) will assist your supervisory team in leading focused

    and fun exploration through the native animal sections of Lone Pine.

    If you would like to experience any of the daily talk times and activities, please contact us as some talks and

    activities are not suitable for large groups to attend.

    http://www.koala.net/sanctuary-map/

  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Discovery Session Guide: Wildlife Scientists 2

    Lesson Plan: Wildlife Scientists

    Lesson overview

    Students identify a variety of external features of birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles and discover how

    adaptations assist survival.

    Lesson objectives

    Students will be able to:

    Classify an animal as either a bird, mammal, amphibian or reptile

    Provide examples of external features of animals

    Describe similarities and differences between external features of animals

    Discuss how external features assist animals in their environment

    Sort biofacts into relevant taxonomic groups

    Equipment (Props/Animals)

    Biofacts (wombat teeth, echidna quills, koala claws, bird feathers, eggs, nests, turtle scutes, lizard and snake

    sheds etc)

    Frog* (amphibian)

    Day-old chickens* (bird)

    Koala* (mammal)

    Python* (reptile)

    * Specific species are subject to availability and may be substituted if necessary.

    Wildlife Education Officer Preparation

    Prepare animal transportation and animals

    Prepare venue for groups arrival, including safety and biofacts

    Wildlife Education Officer adopts role of Wildlife Scientist, complete with lab coat and a magnifying glass,

    Fred

    Lesson steps

    1. The Wildlife Education Officer (in the character of a Wildlife Scientist) introduces the role of a Wildlife Scientist

    (and Fred!): To explore, discover and appreciate similarities and differences between animal features and link

    features to survival in the wild.

    2. Discover first body covering: Skin. The Wildlife Scientist introduces features of skin by sharing similarities and

    differences between mammal skin and amphibian skin. Identify first encounter animal as a frog* and discuss special

    features of this animal and how these features assist frogs in their environments. Fred the Magnifying Glass assists

    the group with identifying each body covering, helping with tricky questions and supporting students and Wildlife

    Scientist along the way.

    3. Discover second body covering: Scales. The Wildlife Scientist and Fred introduce features of reptiles. Identify

    second encounter animal as a python* and discuss special features of this animal and how these features assist

    snakes in their environments.

  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Discovery Session Guide: Wildlife Scientists 3

    4. Discover third body covering: Fur/Hair. The Wildlife Scientist introduces features of mammals. Identify third

    encounter animal as a koala* and discuss special features of this animal and how these features assist koalas in their

    environments.

    5. Discover fourth and final body covering: Feathers. The Wildlife Scientist and Fred introduce features of birds.

    Identify fourth encounter animal as day-old chickens* and discuss special features of this animal and how these

    features assist birds in their environments.

    6. Students are inducted as successful new Wildlife Scientists and pledge to remember animals and their bodies are

    special and to share their discoveries and appreciation for animals. Students take their own magnifying glass home

    with them to motivate and support their own journeys of discovery.

    * Specific species are subject to availability and may be substituted if necessary.

    Curriculum links

    The Wildlife Scientist Discovery Session focusses heavily on the year one Biology area. However, all Lone Pine

    Discovery Sessions touch on multiple elements from the Science curriculum and can be integrated into other

    curriculum subjects.

    See the table below for a detailed breakdown of how Wildlife Scientists meets the Australian Science Curriculum.

    Science Understanding

    F: Foundation 1: Year One 2: Year Two

    Biological Living things have basic needs, including food and water (F)

    Living things have a variety of external features (1)

    Living things live in different places where their needs are met (1)

    Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (2)

    Earth & space Daily and seasonal changes in our environment, including the weather, affect everyday life (F)

    Physical The way objects move depends on a variety of factors, including their size and shape (F)

    Science as a Human Endeavour

    Nature & development of science Science involves exploring and observing the world using the senses (F)

    Science involves asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (1, 2)

    Use & influence of science People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (1, 2)

    Science Enquiry Skills

    Questioning & predicting Respond to questions about familiar objects and events (F)

    Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (1, 2)

    Planning & conducting Explore and make observations by using the senses (F)

    Participate in different types of guided investigations to explore and answer questions, such as manipulating materials, testing ideas, and accessing information sources (1, 2)

    Processing & analysing data & information Through discussion, compare observations with predictions (1, 2)

    Evaluating Compare observations with those of others (1)

    Communicating Share observations and ideas (F)

    Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways such as oral and written language, drawing and role play (1, 2)

    Other areas of the curriculum (e.g. English) are covered in the classroom resource section of the Discovery Session Guide for Wildlife Scientists.

  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Discovery Session Guide: Wildlife Scientists 4

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