Education Adventures

MOGO wildlife park is the perfect destination for youR school excursion:

We make school excursions FUN!

Our school excursions perfectly support your environmental education goals & 'Living Things' focus.

Our pre and post excursion activities make it EASY for teachers to provide a school excursion that backs school curriculum outcomes.

Providing a world class education experience for South Coast and regional students without having the expense and complexity of a city visit.

Our school excursions include ‘hands-on’ experiences which can enhance learning retention by up to 75%.

Nurture a love of learning about our natural world at Mogo Wildlife Park

Learning about living things, and developing a respect for a wildlife on our planet is an integral part of the development of every child.

A visit to Mogo Wildlife Park could ignite a child's desire to explore our natural world, learning about various types of animals around the world, and pique their interests in flora and fauna.

The widely varying habitats that we have created for our animals at Mogo will introduce students to the importance of critical habitats to the preservation of our species.

We believe that conservation begins with educating the next generation from a young age, and that is what a Mogo Wildlife Park Excursion can do for your preschool, school, or community group.

Mogo Wildlife Park has been the go to location for junior, primary and high school students for fun school excursions over 30 years. in 2023 we worked hard to design and launch 'Educational Adventures' program, designed in consultation with school teachers inline with NSW Department of Education learning scaffolds.

The new program makes it easy for teachers, and engaging for students to learn about topics set our for Early stage 1 and Stage 1 students. Our new program doesn't just provide guidance and lesson ideas to make your Mogo Wildlife Park adventure a learning experience for science based subjects, you can maximise learning with our lesson suggestions for English, Science, Mathematics, Literacy, Ceative Arts, Geography, History, and HSIE

A UNIQUE LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Our hands-on approach to learning about worldwide wildlife has a far greater chance of being absorbed in children’s minds that traditional classroom activities.

Our immersive on-site education experiences offer so much more than an incursion, with children being completely surrounded by animals in their own habitats. It's only by becoming a part of their world for a short time that most students will deeply understand the importance of all elements of biodiversity and how reliant creatures are on their surroundings.

We’re also happy to welcome home-school groups, Out of School Care groups, scouts, guides, high school, TAFE and University groups and other community groups for educational experiences at Featherdale Sydney. Please contact us in advance to make the most of your visit.

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Studies on learner retention have shown time and again that people who participate in an activity can have up to a 70% greater chance at retaining that knowledge than if they are involved in passive forms of learning.  

Mogo Wildlife EDUCATION ADVENTURES

your education adventure includes:

Lion Keeper talk

Gorilla Keeper talk

Otter Keeper talk

Hands on animal experience

Meet and Greet Souvenir Photo for each child

Mogo Wildlife Park Passport

Activity Workbook (digital File)

A child’s return ticket to Mogo Wildlife Park

let us take the stress out of your school excursion

Our comprehensive teacher’s pack includes:

Risk Assessment Template

Pre visit lesson ideas aligning with the NSW school curriculum

Post visit lesson ideas aligning with the NSW school curriculum

Activity packs for each student (digital)

A copy of Park Rules for teachers to prepare students

Booking form

For smaller groups of primary aged students who have a specific passion for animals, booking additional encounters like our Up-close Giraffe Feeding Encounter or our Meerkat Encounter may be a great option. Encounters should be booked in advance.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT ARE YOUR EDUCATION EXCURSION PRICES FOR SCHOOL GROUPS?

$20 per student, $15 for additional adult helpers.

CAN STUDENTS HOLD, PAT OR CUDDLE AN ANIMAL AS PART OF THEIR EDUCATION ADVENTURE AT MOGO SYDNEY WILDLIFE PARK?

Keepers will provide hands on experiences to enhance all students' learning. This will often be in the form of holding a shingleback lizard, but may include other animals at the keepers discretion . Students may also pat and feed camels, deer, ostrich and kangaroos. Food may be pre-purchased to save time on the day.

HOW MANY TEACHERS OR OTHER ADULTS NEED TO ACCOMPANY STUDENTS ON MOGO WILDLIFE PARK SCHOOL EXCURSIONS?

FOC:1:10 Students.

DO WE NEED TO BOOK OUR SCHOOL EXCURSIONS IN ADVANCE?

Yes. Please download the Teacher’s Pack with booking form and ensure your booking is confirmed prior to your excursion. We schedule additional keepers to ensure your students maximise their learning experience.

DO YOU HAVE AN EXCURSION RISK ASSESSMENT?

We sure do have a risk assessment. It's in our downloadable teacher's resources, ready to save you time and hassle before and during your school excursion.

Excursion Enquiry Form

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES

Mogo Zookeeper for a Day

Don't miss the opportunity for your little animal lover to be a 'zookeeper for a day' this school holidays at Mogo Wildlife Park

Keeper talks

We have a full schedule of keeper talks daily, so you can hear more about our silvery gibbons, gorillas, otters and so many more of the amazing Mogo animal family.

volunteer with us

Mogo Wildlife Park provides volunteer opportunities for those wanting industry-level experience working with animals.


TAFE STUDENTS AND TERTIARY STUDENTS

This program provides entry into the Exhibited Animal industry, rotating volunteers through different Animal Care departments. We will give priority to students currently studying Exhibited Animals or Animal Studies at TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation as a tertiary student, or university students studying zoological studies.


A successful applicant is someone who possesses the following:

· Passion for animals, driven and energetic.

· Interest in working in the Exhibited Animal Industry.

· Availability and commitment to volunteering at least one day per week 

(7:00 am-3:00 pm), including public holidays and NSW school holidays.


We are seeking candidates with the ability to:

– Follow directions and have good communication

– Work unsupervised and in a team environment

– Perform physical tasks, including extended periods of raking and lifting

– Work in all weather conditions


HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Please note that Mogo Wildlife Park does not offer work experience to High School students. Our team will communicate any future changes to our programme here.


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