AGE Appropriate Topics
We cover a variety of topics including ecology, conservation and sustainability, all suited to, and enhanced by the wildlife we present, ensuring the topics we cover truly highlight our unique Australian fauna.
Diet, habitat, distribution, reproduction and more, all paint the landscape that our wildlife thrive in and your residents will journey with us uncovering their amazing way of life.
Accompanied with humour, fun facts, and childhood stories we make for a unforgettable hour. Have a topic that you’d like us to cover? No problem! Personalising your encounter for your residents will give them an unforgettable experience, just let us know when you book.
Journey down memory lane and watch your residents come to life with an enriching wildlife encounter from Wildlife Gone Walkabout. Filled with laughter, fun facts, and storytelling, your residents will experience the beautiful wonders of nature in the safety and comfort of your aged care facility.
Our Educational Incursions run for approximately 1 hour and include 8 native Australian animals that all your residents can interact with. Our professional wildlife demonstrators will arrive 15 prior to the start of the encounter to set up the space ready for the encounter to start. After an introduction by our team, we will bring out each animal individually introducing you to its unique ecology and history. Throughout the presentation, our demonstrators will bring the animals around to your residents letting them touch and hold, creating a highly tactile experience.
Questions are encouraged throughout the presentation and we try to answer as many as possible within the hour. At the conclusion of the encounter, we discuss some of the highlights of the presentation and thank everyone for jumping out of their comfort zones, and interacting with our wildlife. As a way to say thank you to your residents we provide a small gift of a bookmark or sticker to remind them of their experience. After a short 15 minute pack down, our demonstrators will say goodbye and head back to the zoo.
WHAT DO WE NEED?
To make certain that your incursion is both safe
and entertaining, we require the following:
An indoor space that is approximately 5m by 5m where the students can sit in a semicircle on the floor. A multiple purpose room or large classroom is perfect.
All students to wash their hands before and after the show.
Supervision by at least one educator throughout the presentation.
Parking provided at the venue as close to the presentation space as possible.
Access to the presentation space, uninterrupted by students for set-up and pack-up.
Completed Risk Assessment form which outlines our procedures when working with animals. This should be filled out via our website and sent to us 7 days prior to the incursion.
"Our residents (both facilities) thoroughly enjoyed your visit today. The staff also loved to see them. Some residents thanked me this morning for the opportunity to see the reptiles, birds, insects and marsupials, as they thought they would never have the opportunity again. Some stated it was their first time seeing them up close and personal. Many thanks to both of you!"