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Our Education Programs

At Moonlit Sanctuary, we provide hands on, engaging and memorable excursions to learners of all ages.

Our programs are linked to the current Victorian Curriculum:

  • Biological Sciences
    • Science Inquiry Skills
    • Science as a Human Endeavour
  • Cross-Curriculum priority “Learning about Sustainability”.
  • Learning Capabilities “Ethical” and “Critical and Creative Thinking”

Other subject areas that we can provide programs for upon request include Geography F-12 and Environmental Science F-12.

Prices

Program Prices: Foundation to VCE

Cost per student including admission: $16.50

Includes:

  • 90 minutes of educator-led sessions
  • A teacher-led session to Wallaby Walk with Roo-food provided
  • Access to reserved undercover seating

Cost per student to extend educator-led program:  $8.30

Please contact us for more details about possible options including an encounter with trained show animals (minimum of 40 students per session) or an extended educator-led tour of the park and Wallaby Walk.

Extra adults over the below ratios: $13.30 (each)

NOTE: all programs have a minimum charge of $220

All prices include GST

Adult to student ratio

Adult to student ratio

Foundation to Grade 2: 1 adult included free of charge for every 5 students

Grade 3 and above: 1 adult included free of charge for every 10 students

Carers and Aides (for people with physical or learning needs): 1 included free of charge per student

Extra adults over the above ratios: $13.30 (each)

Program and Philosophy

Moonlit Sanctuary offers a unique semi-bush environment with many free roaming animals in our “Living Classroom”.

The philosophy of our Education Team and program is to allow learners to have close and meaningful interactions with our animals, participate in activities that reinforce learning about science concepts and to practice science skills.

Our programs are designed to help learners of all ages appreciate the amazing interconnections of the ecosystems that support our beloved Australian fauna. Our planning is influenced by a growing body of research that recognises the importance of meta-cognitive awareness around complex environmental topics, informed by science and the arts as well as local and traditional knowledge.

We are continually developing our programs to better differentiate, offering greater student choice and self-selected learning.