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The RSPCA Education team engages students using live animals, powerful visual presentations and real life animal case-studies.
 
We offer the following programs, which are all accompanied by downloadable teacher resources with pre- and post-visit activities.

Pets, Pets, Pets

Foundation - Level 2
excursion and incursion available


Students will be encouraged to develop a basic understanding of the needs of animals and will learn more about the responsibilities involved in owning and caring for an animal. Activities include listening to an RSPCA animal story, meeting an education animal and delving into a bag of items related to the needs of animals. If students come and visit us, they will meet many of our education animals residing in our barn.

Download Pets, Pets, Pets Victorian Curriculum linked resource



Hooves, Paws & Claws

Foundation - Level 2
excursion only


Students will be encouraged to develop a basic understanding of the needs of animals. Students will meet our farm animals, feed a cow, pat a sheep, get up close and personal with a pony and look at the roles animals play in our lives. Activities also include listening to an RSPCA animal story, where the needs of farm animals are explored and compared with our own.

Download Hooves, Paws & Claws Victorian Curriculum linked resource



Creatures, Caring & Community

Levels 3 - 4 
excursion and incursion available


Students will gain a deeper understanding of the needs of animals and the responsibilities required in caring for an animal. They will be challenged to think about animal welfare issues through discussion of case-studies. Students will gain further knowledge of the role of the RSPCA, how the community is involved and what people can do to help. Activities include watching a visual presentation and meeting an education animal. If students come and visit us, they will meet many of our education animals residing in our barn.

Download Creatures, Caring & Community Victorian Curriculum linked resource



RSPCA, Roles & Responsibilities

Levels 5 - 6
excursion and incursion available


   
Students will be challenged to think about animal welfare issues through discussions focused on current RSPCA campaigns and case-studies. They will gain a greater understanding of the role of the RSPCA as a non-government, community-based charity and how they can become involved if they wish to. Activities include watching a visual presentation, meeting an education animal and seeing some behind-the-scenes action at our veterinary clinic via closed-circuit television. If students come and visit us, they will meet many of our education animals residing in our barn.

Download RSPCA, Roles & Responsibilities AusVELS resource



Information
Please read before your visit
> Animal Safety Information

Please read, sign and return with booking form
> Code of Conduct

Program costs
Excursions:
$240 for up to 20 students and 2 teachers/adults
Additional students - $12 per student
Additional adults - $20 per adult

Incursions:
$360 (for up to 2 classes* run consecutively)
$150 for additional classes* run on same day** (per class)

* Maximum class size 30 students
** Maximum of 4 classes in one day per Education Officer
***Cancellation fees apply




Contact us
P 03 9224 2286
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Email Education at RSPCA


Additional Resources
>  Resources for teachers and students
>  RSPCA Risk Register for Schools







 










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