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Kanyana Wildlife is set in a beautiful national park and surrounded by Jarrah forest in the Perth Hills. We offer unique school excursion opportunities which are competitively priced and include curriculum-linked educational presentations, hands-on activities and native wildlife encounters for K-Y12 students.

Programs up to Year 4-5 at Kanyana now include STEM and all incursions meet Western Australian curriculum content for Biological Science and English.
Classy Animals (K-Y3) Adaptation Adventures (Y4-5) Nocturnal Tour (Y10-12)

We offer a free of charge ratio of 1 adult: 10 students, and Companion Card holders are except from these ratios. Bring your lunch and enjoy a day with us at Kanyana.


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Level: K-Y3

Time: 2 hours

Cost: $8ppbrownie ring school child volunteer_small

In this introduction to classification, your students will encounter birds, mammals, and reptiles and learn how scientists sort animals into categories. Hands-on fun activities in the forest and our Discovery Centre will consolidate concepts covered in the classroom.

Curriculum links


  • Living things have basic needs, including food and water  (ACSSU002)
  • Science involves exploring and observing the world using the senses (ACSHE013)
  • Use interaction skills including listening while others speak, using appropriate voice levels, articulation and body language, gestures and eye contact (ACELY1784)


  • Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017)
  • People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE022)
  • Use interaction skills including turn-taking, recognising the contributions of others, speaking clearly and using appropriate volume and pace (ACELY1788)


  • Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030)
  • People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE035)
  • Listen for specific purposes and information, including instructions, and extend students’ own and others’ ideas in discussions (ACELY1666)


  • Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU044)
  • Use interaction skills, including active listening behaviours and communicate in a clear, coherent manner using a variety of everyday and learned vocabulary and appropriate tone, pace, pitch and volume (ACELY1792)



Level: Y4-Y5

Time: 2 hours

Cost: $8ppSchool-kids-in-Discovery-Centre-e1430880913190

Kanyana rescues and rehabilitates wildlife. Through a mix of animal encounters, observation and fact-finding tasks, students will consider how conditions in Australia have shaped the adaptations of our wildlife, and how Kanyana cares for all their needs.

Curriculum links

  • Living things have life cycles (ACSSU072)
  • Living things, including plants and animals, depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073)
  • Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE061)
  • Interpret ideas and information in spoken texts and listen for key points in order to carry out tasks and use information to share and extend ideas and information (ACELY1687)


  • Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043)
  • Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE217)
  • Understand the use of vocabulary to express greater precision of meaning, and know that words can have different meanings in different contexts (ACELA1512)



Level: Y10-Y12

Time: 2 hours

Cost: $12ppCTA nocturnal

Meet some amazing critters and passionate wildlife carers on this after dark guided tour. Learn about Kanyana Wildlife’s endangered species breeding programs for bilbies and woylies. Find out how these programs are managed and how volunteers look after the daily needs of the animals.

This program goes hand in hand with overnight camps at Hills Forest with Nearer to Nature. 

Y10 Natural selection ACSSU185

Y11 General Unit 1 Classification, Unit 2 Solving problems to survive

Y11 ATAR Unit 1 Ecosystems and biodiversity

Y12 General Unit 3 Reproduction

Y12 ATAR Unit 3 Continuity of species


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