A great place for schools
Nestled in the heart of Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast, David Fleay is a wildlife park with a difference! As one of only two Queensland Government owned and operated wildlife parks, our focus is not only on our wildlife, but the conservation of their habitats and the education of all those who visit.
Our school excursions feature environmental education activities, which can also be alignedwith the Australian Curriculum, including topics such as habitats, animal adaptations and life cycles. Your students can discover, learn and connect with Queensland’s natural environment through educational talks, wildlife presentations, interactive experiences with native animals, and self-guided walks. We have programs for all year levels, while program content can also be tailored to suit your specific educational needs. The experienced Ranger team at David Fleay Wildlife Park are empowering today’s youth to take positive action for our environment!
Four booking options are available:
- self-guided tours
- WildEd - A Ranger led presentation (up to 45 minutes), tailored to your specific learning or curriculum outcomes
- Into the Wild - A Ranger led multi-species show (up to 60 minutes)
- Ranger Guided Park Tour (up to 1.5hrs).
Below is just an example of the curriculum links that can be delivered via our educational programs.
|Year level||Activity name||Australian curriculum||Themes|
|Foundation||Basic Needs||Living things have basic needs, including food and water (ACSSU002)||Recognising the needs of living things in a range of situations such as pets at home, plants in the garden or plants and animals in bushland|
|Year 1||Fur Feathers Scales||Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017)||Describing the use of animal body parts for particular purposes such as moving and feeding|
|Year 1||Habitats||Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211)||Exploring what happens when habitats change and some living things can no longer have their needs met|
|Year 2||Animal Offspring||Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030)||Exploring different characteristics of life stages in animals such as egg, caterpillar and butterfly|
|Year 2||David Fleay||The History of a significant person or part of the natural environment (ACHASSK044)||Investigating the history of a chosen person, building, site or landmark in the local community using sources and relating a story which these reveal about the past|
|Year 3||Living and Non-living||Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU044)||Recognising characteristics of living things such as growing, moving, sensitivity and reproducing|
|Year 4||Life Cycles||Living things have life cycles (ACSSU072)||Describing the stages of life cycles of different living things such as insects, birds, frogs and flowering plants|
|Year 5||Adaptations||Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043)||describing and listing adaptations of living things suited for particular Australian environments|
Our downloadable information pack includes an excursion guide, education activities and risk management guidelines.
Head to our online booking console to select and confirm your program needs. Should you have further questions or require customisation just contact our Education team for assistance via email: email@example.com or phone (07) 5669 2051
Student Price for 10 or more paying students
|School group - self-guided tour||$9.50|
|WildEd - Ranger led curriculum aligned experience within living classroom||$15.00|
|Into the Wild - Ranger led wildlife discover show||$15.00|
|Ranger guided park tour||$15.00|
|Year level||Free of charge ratio|
|Childcare||1 FOC to 3 children|
|Prep–Year 3||1 FOC to 5 students|
|Years 4–6||1 FOC to 10 students|
|Years 7–12||1 FOC to 15 students|
|Tertiary||1 FOC to 20 students|
Above group rate available to school groups with 10 or more paying students. All prices are inclusive of GST and available only to Australian primary and secondary education institutions. Prices updated on the first of July every year and are subject to change without notice. Entry to the park is subject to the park's condition of entry . If you have an enquiry about these prices or eligibility please email the Education Ranger at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.