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School Excursions

A great place for schools

Photo: Jenn Bartlett © Queensland Government

Photo: Jenn Bartlett © Queensland Government

Nestled in the heart of Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast, David Fleay is a wildlife park with a difference! As the only Queensland Government owned and operated wildlife park, our focus is not only on our wildlife, but the conservation of their habitats and the education of all those who visit.

Our school excursions feature environmental education activities linked with the Australian Curriculum, including topics such as habitats, animal adaptations and life cycles. Your students will experience Queensland’s natural environment through educational talks, wildlife presentations, interactive experiences with native animals, and self-guided walks. We have programs for preschool to year five, and activities can be tailored to suit your educational needs.

Our activities include:

  • Education talk with a Park Ranger
  • Wildlife Presentation
  • Self-guided walk around the Park

Education Activities

Year Level Activity Name Australian Curriculum Themes
Foundation Basic Needs Living things have basic needs, including food and water (ACSSU002) Recognising the needs of living things in a range of situations such as pets at home, plants in the garden or plants and animals in bushland
Year 1 Fur Feathers Scales Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017) Describing the use of animal body parts for particular purposes such as moving and feeding
Year 1 Habitats Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211) Exploring what happens when habitats change and some living things can no longer have their needs met
Year 2 Animal Offspring Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030) Exploring different characteristics of life stages in animals such as egg, caterpillar and butterfly
Year 2 David Fleay The History of a significant person or part of the natural environment (ACHASSK044) Investigating the history of a chosen person, building, site or landmark in the local community using sources and relating a story which these reveal about the past
Year 3 Living and Nonliving Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU044) Recognising characteristics of living things such as growing, moving, sensitivity and reproducing
Year 4 Life Cycles Living things have life cycles (ACSSU072) Describing the stages of life cycles of different living things such as insects, birds, frogs and flowering plants
Year 5 Adaptations Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043) describing and listing adaptations of living things suited for particular Australian environments

Information Pack

Our downloadable Information Pack (PDF, 614K) includes an Excursion Guide, Education Activities and Risk Management Guidelines.

Bookings

Please submit your booking request by completing our Booking Enquiry Form

Prices for Education bookings

Type Price
Students (primary, secondary) $9.70
Teacher/Adults (beyond supervision ratios) $9.70
Carers Free
Free of Charge (FOC) Ratio for Teachers/Supervisors FOC Ratio
Foundation – Year 3 1 FOC to 5 students
Years 4 – 6 1 FOC to 10 students
Years 7 – 12 1 FOC to 15 Students

All prices are inclusive of GST and available only to Australian primary and secondary education institutions. Prices updated on the first of July every year and are subject to change without notice. Entry to the Park is subject to the park's Condition of Entry (PDF, 43K). If you have an enquiry about these prices or eligibility please email the Education Ranger at  for further details.

Last updated
9 August 2018