Education with theSanctuary
At Byron Bay Wildlife Sanctuary we combine education, conservation and entertainment in an interactive learning environment for school groups from Kindergarten to year 12.
Our hands on programmes allow students to explore their curiosity and most importantly enjoy the experience of learning about Australian native wildlife, the environment they live in, and how we, the community, can be involved and take ownership of protecting their environment in a sustainable and ethical way.
Additionally, our aim is to raise awareness of the importance of respecting our natural world alongside the community, by creating experiences that enable visitors to leave feeling fulfilled and having a newfound enjoyment of what Australia’s natural flora and fauna have to offer.
As an education facility, our goal is to increase the knowledge of students of all ages and to help them understand this imperative conservation message. With updated Sanctuary education programs that align with the NSW Syllabus and Australian Curriculum, we assist teachers and schools in meeting their learning outcomes in an immersive and memorable environment where everyone, including our natural world, benefit.
Our goal is to assist teachers and schools in meeting their learning outcomes in an immersive and memorable environment where everyone, including our natural world, benefit.
Through interactive education programs, the Byron Bay Wildlife Sanctuary will:
Provide education that targets specific curriculum outcomes to compliment annual teaching plans
Increase students’ understanding of prevalent environmental issues
Encourage students to develop, implement and evaluate strategies for improving their local environment and habitats
Provide opportunities for students to relate their science-based learning with up-close wildlife encounters that engage and inspire to bring awareness and positive change to the way we view and care for the environment we live in
Provide a first-class interactive educational experience in a fun, safe environment.
Educating students from a young age about our natural world and how we can protect and respect it is imperative to the sustainability of our planet, ensuring future generations continue to enjoy our incredible world.