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Home School Education Program


The Byron Bay Wildlife Sanctuary’s Home-school Program provides an opportunity for an immersive learning experience about Australia’s wildlife and how we can conserve it. The program covers a wide variety of topics over 6 weeks. The program involves students working on a hands-on project focusing on a local endangered animal’s ecosystem that runs over the 6 weeks accumulating in a presentation at the end.

All sessions are run by experienced conservationists and wildlife ambassadors who are highly trained in wildlife education. We are passionate about the conservation of Australian wildlife, landscapes and indigenous knowledge, our hands-on Home-school Program is indicative of this.

Each home-school program covers the following:
◾Habitats (5th of March 10-12pm)
◾Plants (12th of March 10-12pm)
◾Reptiles + Amphibians (19th of March 10-12pm)
◾Birds (26th of March 10-12pm)
◾Mammals (2nd of April 10-12pm)
◾Ecosystems & presentations (9th of April 10-12pm)

As experts in their fields, our staff deliver the Byron Bay Wildlife Sanctuary’s education programs message to a wide audience through countless media appearances, educational talks, and seminars.

6 week program
Tuesdays from 10am
20 per class

Students will be delivered content in immersive session designed to teach students at different educational stages within the same class.
Learning activities will vary depending on students' age and capabilities.
$250 is the total price per student for families that book the entire 6 week course.
Individual classes are available to book at $50 per person. You can book a casual pass by clicking here


- Please arrive at Park Entry at 9:30 am to receive your name tag and check-in for the program. The Home School Program begins at 10 am sharp.
- Each Pass covers entrance for one student in the Home School Program and allows 1 parent to attend, free of charge.
- The pass also covers entry to The Sanctuary for the remainder of the booked day for the child and parent. Additional guests will need to pay entry for access to The Sanctuary (siblings or friends not attending the program)
- The program will only run if minimum numbers are met for each class. Please share this program with your friends who may be interested in having their children join as well.