Zoos Victoria

Web Conferences

 
A web conference is a moderated, online, group event that is broadcast live to your computer or mobile device using Adobe Connect.
Think of it as a mixture of video conferencing, presentation slides, and instant messaging with quizzes and videos thrown into the mix.

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Webconference wombat cuteness!

Each session runs for 30 minutes and is led by educators from Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary or Werribee Open Range Zoo. They feature a live cross to our Zookeepers and animal experts with opportunities for student questions.

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Tech Specs

It's really easy to join one of our web conferences- all you need are the following:
•    A computer, tablet or smart phone with an internet connection
•    the latest version of Adobe Flash Player
•    Speakers and (ideally) a microphone and webcam if you are connecting via computer
•    A class of enthusiastic students ready to ask questions
•    To join the live session you just click on the URL link provided
•    If you would like to use a tablet or smartphone, you can download the Adobe Connect Mobile app for free from your relevant App store: iTunes  Android  Blackberry

Further information is available from the Victorian Department of Education & Training's Adobe Connect Support Page

 

 
2015 Calendar

Love Your Locals
Healesville Sanctuary
Dates: 19 March, 30 July, 15 October 2015 Times: 2.30- 3.00pm
Chat live to zoo experts and meet amazing Australian animals, including endangered species! Find out more

Don't Palm us Off
Melbourne Zoo
Date: 3 June Times: 2.30- 3.00pm
Get to know Melbourne Zoo's Orang-utans, chat live to zoo experts, and learn how you can help Orang-utans, tigers and other wildlife. This session has been run

Gorillas are Calling on You
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Date: 15 June Times: 2.30- 3.00pm
Chat live to zoo experts about our gorillas and how recycling mobile phones can help protect Gorillas in Africa. This session has been run

Fighting Extinction in your backyard
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Date: 27 July Times: 2.30- 3.00pm
Out west we have some endangered species with interesting names such as the Earless Dragon, Growling Grass Frog and the Eastern Barred Bandicoot. Find out more

Fighting Extinction for African Wildlife
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Date: 31 July Times: 2.30- 3.00pm
It's World Ranger Day! Find out how our conservation campaigns 'They're Calling on You' and 'Beads for Wildlife' that directly help support rangers in africa. Find out more

Seal the Loop
Melbourne Zoo
Date: 19 August Times: 2.30- 3.00pm
Get to know Melbourne Zoo's seals, chat live to zoo experts, and learn how you can help protect our marine wildlife. Find out more

Lions on the edge
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Date: 24 August Times: 2.30- 3.00pm
Find out how Zoos Victoria is working with the Melako Conservancy to provide an alternative income for local communities in Northern Kenya. Oh and meet our lions and zoo experts too!
Find out more