Education

Featherdale SYDNEY is the perfect destination for youR school excursion:

We make school excursions FUN!

Our school excursions perfectly support your environmental education goals.

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

We’re easily accessible from anywhere in Greater Sydney. Arrive quickly at your excursion with fresh, enthusiastic students.

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

FEATHERDALE IS BRINGING A FRESH APPROACH TO WILDLIFE EDUCATION

Learning about our natural world, especially Australia's unique fauna and flora, is an integral part of the development of every child.

Featherdale provides more than students' ticking worksheets and learning facts. A day at Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park for your students allows them to gain respect for animals large and small while getting close to a wide range of Australian Native Animals and others from around the world.

Our leafy wildlife park also provides possibilities for teachers to introduce the importance of habitat conservation and habits that the children can adopt in their daily lives to help our natural environment.

We believe that conservation begins with educating the next generation from a young age, and that is what a Featherdale Wildlife Park Excursion can do for your preschool, school, or community group. Find out more about our commitment to Conservation

new EDUCATION ADVENTURES

PERFECT FOR EARLY STAGE 1 / STAGE 1 STUDENTS

Entry to Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park

Personal Koala Encounter with Souvenir 6" x 4" Photo

Self-Guided Exploration & Interactive Walk Through Enclosures

Animal Adventure Stamping Activity

Informative Keeper Talks

Access to Education Adventures Activity Workbook

Free Return Child Ticket to Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park

self-guided excursions

SUITABLE FOR ALL AGE GROUPS

Entry to Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park

Self-Guided Exploration & Interactive Walk Through Enclosures

Informative Keeper Talks

Personal Koala Encounter with Souvenir 6" x 4" Photo*

Animal Adventure Stamping Activity

Access to Education Adventures Activity Workbook

*Additional charges apply.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT ARE YOUR EDUCATION EXCURSION PRICES FOR SCHOOL GROUPS?

Our NEW Education Adventures program is $20 per students, and Self-guided program is $15 per student. Check out the program information above.

CAN STUDENTS HOLD, PAT OR CUDDLE A KOALA AS PART OF THEIR EDUCATION ADVENTURE AT FEATHERDALE SYDNEY WILDLIFE PARK?

Guests cannot hold a Koala. It is against the law in the State of New South Wales to hold a Koala without the appropriate professional accreditation. However our NEW Education Adventures program includes a Personal Koala Encounter per student, which offers the opportunity to gently and respectfully pat a koala, as well as receive a souvenir photo of this special moment to take home. Schools that book our Self-guided program have the option to add a Personal Koala Encounter per student for an additional $10 per student.

HOW MANY TEACHERS OR OTHER ADULTS NEED TO ACCOMPANY STUDENTS ON FEATHERDALE SCHOOL EXCURSIONS?

FOC:1:10 Students.

DO WE NEED TO BOOK OUR SCHOOL EXCURSIONS IN ADVANCE?

Yes, booking are essential. Please download the Teachers 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?

Please contact our friendly team at education@austwp.com.au

Excursion Enquiry Form

volunteer with us

Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park provides volunteer opportunities for those wanting industry-level experience working with native wildlife.


TAFE STUDENTS & 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-4:00 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 WORK EXPERIENCE

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


Please download our Volunteer Application Form and submit following the provided instructions. Due to the high volume of submissions only successful applicants will be contacted.

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