Animals of Australia and Your Own Backyard

Animals of Australia and Your Own Backyard


Australian animals are a fascinating group that includes some of the most unusual creatures on Earth. The continent of Australia has vast expanses of desert and semi-arid land in its interior, sub-tropical rain forest in the Northeast, and grasslands and mountain ranges along the perimeter.


Approximately 90% of the animals native to Australia are found nowhere else, including the kangaroo, koala, echidna, dingo, platypus, wallaby and wombat. Australia is the smallest continent and is sometimes referred to as the world's largest island. This relative isolation has created an ecology like no other.


This class will give students the opportunity to compare animals that have been isolated from the rest of the world with common animals in their own backyard.  Come to the Australian Outback and find the most dangerous animals, most funny animals, and the coolest animals in the world!


  • Minimum recommended age: 6
  • Instructor: Ms Makayla Clement
  • Tuesdays, 3-4 PM ET
  • 6 classes
  • April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24