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Self-Guided Day

Explore the Sanctuary at your leisure

$13 per student

Discovery Session

Choose one of our curriculum-linked Discovery sessions. Includes a 30-45 minute presentation lead by our Education Officer and 1 bag of free-rage animal food per student. A minimum of 15 & a maximum of 30 students per session.

Kindergarten to Year 6

$15 per student

Year 7 to 10

$16 per student

Year 11 to 12

$17 per student

Chaperone Free of Charge Ratios

Kindergarten

1:3

Prep to Year 2

1:5

Year 3 onward

1:10

Special needs

1:1

Over free of charge ratio

Standard adult entry

Optional Extras

Lunch Pack I
Sandwich platter, melon salad & fruit juice

$8.00 per student

Lunch Pack II
Nuggets (x3) & chips, melon salad & fruit juice

$8.00 per student

Free-range animal food
Included with Discovery Session

$1.00 per bag

With an astonishing array of Australian native animals and barnyard friends, Lone Pine is the perfect place for school excursions. Strengthen classroom teaching with a curriculum-linked Discovery Session with the Education Team, or lead your own self-guided day. 

Can’t find what you are looking for? Contact our friendly Education Team to customise a session on 3378 1366 or education@koala.net

Discovery Sessions

Kindergarten

Stimulating the senses is the focus of our 30 minutes customised kindy session as we explore colours, textures, smells, and sounds of Australia’s unique animal kingdom.

Prep to Year 2

P-2: Back yard Explorers

Lone Pine’s Backyard Explorer’ creates a journey of discovery while introducing diets, habitats, adaptations, and plenty of problem-solving. Students are challenged to use their new Backyard Explorer knowledge to piece together animal clues like scale sheds, footprints, and food sources to learn which animals may be living in their backyards.

Session Resource (PDF)

P-2: Hatchers & Growers

Explore the birth, growth, and development of Australian wildlife by meeting a mixture of egg layers, marsupials, and other live birth animals. How do these animals survive in the wild? Let’s discover the answers with hands-on experiences guided by Lone Pine’s resident ‘Hatcher and Grower’!

Session Resource (PDF)

P-2: Wildlife Scientists

Join Lone Pine’s ‘Wildlife Scientist’ (along with sidekick, Fred the Magnifying Glass) and explore early level classification using body coverings. With a mix of adaptations and a healthy dose of close encounters of the wild kind, students are
inducted as Lone Pine’s newest Wildlife Scientists at the conclusion of this session.

Session Resource (PDF)

Year 3 to 6

3-6: Back yard Explorers

Solve the mystery of what’s living in our backyards by piecing together clues animals leave us. Students work together in teams, investigating clues involving diets, habitats, and adaptations to discover which animals may live in our backyards and how we can ensure our yards remain a safe haven for these species.

Session Resource (PDF)

3-6: Guardians of the Endangered

Students are introduced to threatening issues facing Australian wildlife and tasked with uncovering ‘danger zones’. After exploring relevant artifacts and meeting ambassador animals, students are challenged to identify practical solutions to dangers in the form of daily actions.

Session Resource (PDF)

3-6: Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Biomes!

This game show-style session investigates the main biomes of Australia and introduces the fragile ecological links within these complex zones. Students work in teams to match native animals to the correct Australian biome.

Session Resource (PDF)

Year 7 to 10

7-10: Australian Terrestrial Vertebrates – Classified!

Students meet a mammal, reptile, bird, and amphibian while investigating classification using body coverings and adaptations. Students also have the opportunity to practice their classification skills by exploring biofacts such as skulls, eggs, sheds, feathers, and much more.

Session Resource (PDF)

7-10: Guardians of the Endangered

Students are introduced to threatening issues facing Australian wildlife and tasked with uncovering ‘danger zones’. After exploring relevant artifacts and meeting ambassador animals, students are challenged to identify practical solutions to dangers in the form of daily actions.

Session Resource (PDF)

7-10: The Secret Life of Wildlife

The natural world is certainly based on the survival of the fittest. Students explore adaptations used to maintain ecosystem balance. A common theme throughout this session is the human link. Humans are animals too and we are irrevocably connected to wildlife and their survival.

Session Resource (PDF)

Year 11 to 12

11-12: Australian Terrestrial Vertebrates- Classified!

Students meet a mammal, reptile, bird, and amphibian while investigating classification using body coverings and adaptations. Students also have the opportunity to practice their classification skills by exploring biofacts such as skulls, eggs, sheds, feathers, and much more.

Session Resource (PDF)

11-12: The Secret Life of Wildlife

The natural world is certainly based on the survival of the fittest. Students explore adaptations used to maintain ecosystem balance. A common theme throughout this session is the human link. Humans are animals too and we are irrevocably
connected to wildlife and their survival.

Session Resource (PDF)

Special Needs

Students experience a combination of sights, smells, textures, and sounds during this interactive session. Up to four animal species and associated biofacts are introduced to your student. For example, crush and smell a koala’s favourite gum
leaves before feeling the soft fur of a real koala. Hold a python shed and feel the dry, paper-like scales then compare to the cool, silky scales of a real python.

Session Resource (PDF)

Excursion Resources

Planning Your Day

Information to help you plan a successful visit including instructions for arrival at Lone Pine, payment, Discovery Sessions, and creating an itinerary for your day.

Planning Your Day (PDF)

Classroom Resources

Terminology and teaching strategies to help you integrate your Lone Pine visit into your lessons.

Common Terminology (PDF)

Teacher Checklist

Use this checklist to make sure you are fully prepared for your visit.

Teacher Checklist (PDF)

Chaperone Checklist

The below resources can assist your chaperones in planning for their day, including activities to guide free time exploration of the sanctuary.

Prep to Year 2 Chaperone Checklist (PDF)

Year 3 to 6 Chaperone Checklist (PDF)

Safety Notes

Use this to assist you with your risk assessment.

Excursion Risk Assessment (PDF)

Guide Book

Souvenir guidebook complete with daily schedule and animal information.

Your Guide to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (PDF)

Lone Pine is open and accepting excursion booking requests in line with our approved Industry COVID Safe Plan. Due to the ever-changing situation surrounding COVID-19, all Education booking requests are tentative and subject to change depending on government recommendations. Note: lunch packs currently not available.

Cancellation Policy: Bookings cancelled or postponed 10 or more working days prior to the excursion date will not be charged. Bookings cancelled or postponed less than 10 working days leading up to the excursion will be charged a 50% cancellation fee.

Cancellations made due to severe wet weather conditions will not be charged if the cancellation is made before the booked arrival time. Failure to attend an excursion without notice will be charged at the full cost of the excursion. All prices are inclusive of GST and are subject to change without notice.

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