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Wildlife Studies

Our Wildlife Studies programs allow participants to enhance their learning across multiple weeks about nature and the animals in it, building their knowledge on specific interest topics. Courses usually run between 5-8 weeks depending on the topic.

Please note that parents are not permitted unless special needs are required, on the below sessions. If you wish to arrange a different date or time; or have parents present, you will need to coordinate your own group and get in touch with the Education department to find a suitable arrangement.

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Insight into a keeper

In this course students can participate in this multi-week program that showcases the daily duties of Keepers, including what Keepers need to know and why, enclosure design, enrichment purposes and animal behaviour and conditioning.

8 week course
6-9 years: 4th February 2019 – 25th March 2019,
Monday afternoon between 1:30pm – 3:00pm

10-13 years: 7th February 2019 – 28th March 2019,
Thursday afternoon between 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Condensed course
6-9 years: 3rd and 4th December 2019 – 10:00am to 2:00pm
10-13 years: 5th and 6th December 2019 – 9:00am to 3:00pm

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Insight into a Vet Nurse

The Wildlife Hospital at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the heartbeat of the Sanctuary, seeing over 10,000 admissions each year. The Vets and Vet Nurses provide invaluable expertise in helping these animals back onto the road of recovery. In this multi-week study series, students will get a glimpse into what it’s like to work in a Veterinary Hospital, the duties of Vet Nurses, how triage is completed and what we do to care for sick and injured wildlife. Education Officers will endeavour to get participants outside and doing activities wherever possible.

8 week course
10-13 years: 16th July 2019 – 3rd September 2019,
Monday afternoon between 1:30pm – 3:00pm
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Mammals and Birds

The Mammals and Birds studies series focuses specifically on these two animals across the 5 weeks, meeting a different animal each week. Lessons are loosely linked to the curriculum due to the range of ages present in one group. Covering life cycles, living things, body features, enrichment methods and much more, participants have the opportunity to get up close and personal with our feathered and furry friends.

5 week course
6-9 years old: 13th May 2019 – 10th June 2019,
Monday afternoon between 1:30pm – 3:00pm



10-13 years old: 14th May 2019 – 11th June 2019,
Tuesday afternoon between 1:30pm – 3:00pm


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Reptiles

The Reptiles studies series focuses specifically on reptiles across the 5 weeks. The students will be able to meet a different reptile each week. Lessons are loosely linked to the curriculum due to the range of ages present in one group. Covering life cycles, living things, body features, enrichment methods and much more, participants have the opportunity to get up close and personal with our scaly friends.

5 week course

6-9 years old: 17th October 2019 – 14th November 2019, Thursday afternoon between 1:30pm – 3:00pm

10-13 years old: 18th October 2019 – 15th November 2019,
Friday afternoon between 1:30pm – 3:00pm

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