Programs and Resources

Enhance your Wild State learning with programs and resources for before, during and after a visit to the gallery.

Queensland Museum Loans

Loans kits are available for your school. These kits contain specimens, information cards and links to learning resources. A number of kits focus on habitats, adaptations, pests and threats and survival. Visit QM Loans and search by curriculum link, year level or by topic.

Museum-led School Programs

Designed to enrich and extend the learning outcomes from your visit to Wild State, these school programs are developed specifically to support the Australian Curriculum.


Online Learning Resources

There are a number of online learning resources that explore habitats, biodiversity, adaptations, survival, threats and needs of living things. Below is a sample of relevant resources.

Animal Survivor
In this resource, students analyse the features of an animal and relate them to its survival success. Students then conduct the animal design challenge: engineering new features for an animal to increase its chance of survival and future success. Students also make predictions about how the animal may survive if conditions were to change.

Exploring Australian Food Webs
Queensland is the most biodiverse state in Australia, with 70% of Australia’s mammal species, 80% of Australia’s bird species, and 50% of Australia’s reptiles and frog species. In this resource, students construct food webs to examine relationships between organisms in a Queensland ecosystem.

Biodiscovery and the Great Barrier Reef
This resource focuses on biodiscovery, factors affecting the survival of reef organisms and the impacts of human activities on the reef. Packed with information, images, videos, games and quizzes, including an extensive Teacher Resource Booklet (2423 KB) pdf document icon with activities, structured discussions, investigations, projects, criteria sheets and many more resources. Elements suitable for Years 6 - 12.

Mangrove Challenge

Discover what Queensland Museum scientists know about threats to Water Mouse survival. Explore habitats, threats, and food sources and gain access to resources for a local area study.  This unusual mouse could live in mangroves near you. But can it be saved from extinction? That's the Mangrove Challenge. Elements suitable for Years 4 - 12.

Fact Sheets
Browse through our large number of facts sheets designed to give you further information about Queensland animals.

STEM Videos

Publications 
Browse our publications available online and for purchase.

Apps
The Queensland Museum Network Field Guide to Queensland Fauna app provides users with detailed descriptions of over 560 species, encompassing birds, fishes, frogs, lizards, snakes, mammals, turtles, freshwater, marine and terrestrial invertebrates, spiders and insects. This app is refined and updated over time.