Wildlife Detectives

Wildlife Detectives

Become a Wildlife Detective! Learn about our local wildlife, their habitat, the jobs they play in our environment, how you can help to protect them. This inquiry and sensory-based learning activity teaches students about the features that define animals, their habitat, and the important role that wildlife has in the natural environment.

This exciting outdoor learning activity is best suited to kinder and primary aged children.

Victorian Curriculum Learning Outcomes

Science Inquiry Skills

Actively observe, explore and manipulate (VCSIS037)
Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051)

Biological Sciences

Living things can be plants or animals (VCSSU032)
Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their basic needs, including food, water and shelter, are met (VCSSU042)
Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (VCSSU043)
Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (VCSSU057)
Different living things have different life cycles and depend on each other and the environment to survive (VCSSU058)
Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (VCSSU074)
The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (VCSSU075)

Geographic Knowledge

Types of natural vegetation and the significance of vegetation to the environment, the importance of environments to animals and people, and different views on how they can be protected; the use and management of natural resources and waste, and different views on how to do this sustainably (VCGGK082)


Kinder & Primary




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45 minutes