We believe that the future of our wildlife is in the hands of the children of today.
Our volunteers visit schools and participate in DEC's educational programmes.
We believe that the future of our wildlife is in the hands of the children of today. Our "hands on" approach (a close encounter with a Possum or Joey, a Bilby or Echidna) is a powerful educational tool, which changes attitudes for life!
Kanyana's Education Team visits schools, DEC's Hills Forest Discovery Centre, Aged Care Facilities, Scouts, Guides, Libraries and Environmental Centres.When we visit Primary and Pre-Primary schools we aim our talk at the age of the children and incorporate the theme that the teacher is working on in the classroom eg Mammals or Endangered Species.
Resources for schools.
Please download worksheets and information to prepare for our visit to your school.
|Our 'Education for Conservation' van was kindly donated by The Rotary Club of Kalamunda and The Forrestfield Community Branch of Bendigo Bank|
We also encourage nocturnal visits to Kanyana, as this shows our wildlife feeding and interacting with each other.
A fee is charged for our education programme and this assist us to fund our organisation, as we do not receive any funding other than that we generate ourselves. Bookings are essential.
Kanyana is associated with various high schools providing many students with work experience, Instep or Worklink programs. This gives students an opportunity to experience working in the animal care industry.
T.A.F.E. students studying Animal Care and Veterinary Nurse courses also need practical hands on experience which can be provided at Kanyana. Tertiary students from Curtin, UWA and Notre Dame Universities, studying Biology, Zoology and Environmental Sciences gain experience with wildlife at Kanyana.
Kanyana is the venue of choice for many Murdoch veterinary students, in their second year and in their fifth year, who want to gain experience with wildlife during their studies. Kanyana also takes part in two programmes; the Post Graduate Certification in Veterinary Conservation and the Masters in Veterinary Studies (Conservation Medicine) for experienced veterinarians which involves much needed research for wildlife.