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Zoofari FAQ

WHAT DOES THE WAREHOUSE ZOOFARI PROGRAMME AT HAMILTON ZOO INCLUDE?

The programme includes free transport, entry to Hamilton Zoo and an education session with a zoo educator for successful eligible schools in the Waikato, Coromandel, Rotorua and Bay of Plenty areas. Numbers are limited to 42 people per school. 

WHEN CAN WE COME?

Zoofari visits will run in 2018 from Term 3 onwards. Sessions are subject to availability - please enquire and apply early to ensure your school's participation. ​ 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

All year 0-13 students of decile 1-3 schools in the Waikato, Coromandel, Rotorua and Bay of Plenty areas are eligible.

​HOW IS TRANSPORT ARRANGED? ​

Transport needs to be arranged by the school, but will be paid for by Hamilton Zoo. Instructions on how to book transport and a list of supporting transport providers will be sent to successful schools.

WHAT IS EXPECTED OF TEACHERS AND STUDENTS?

To ensure students get the most from their visit to the Zoo, teachers are required to outline learning objectives in a booking form prior to their visit. They should also undertake some relevant activities with their students before they arrive. Teachers must complete an evaluation form after their visit

HOW DO WE APPLY?

An online application form needs to be completed. Spaces are limited, so it’s important to apply early. Our education team will process your form and be in contact to let you know if your school has been selected for the 2018 programme. We will offer schools places until the money raised has all been used. 

WHAT IF WE WANT TO BRING THE WHOLE SCHOOL?

Only one application will be accepted from each school. To ensure as many eligible schools as possible can visit, free entry and transport is limited to 42 people per school. You are welcome to bring other students and adults from your school for a Zoo visit, but you will need to organise and pay for the transport and zoo entry at normal discounted education rates of $6.50 per person. ​

​WHY IS THE WAREHOUSE SCHOOL ZOOFARI FREE TO ELIGIBLE SCHOOLS?

A limited number of schools will receive a free visit thanks to the generous support of The Warehouse. The Warehouse shares Hamilton Zoo's vision for a programme where children can connect with and be inspired to care for wildlife. ​​

 

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