Biodiversity Month - Adaptations of Australian Threatened Species

Taronga Zoo is celebrating Biodiversity Month by bringing schools a series of videoconferences focussing on threatened Australian animals.

Each Friday during September, students will meet a variety of live animals such as gliders, frogs, snakes, lizards, invertebrates and more. Learn about their amazing adaptations and how their features help them survive in extreme environmental conditions. Students will investigate what happens when an animal's environment is altered and what role we all play in protecting them.

These interactive video conference sessions will feature live animals, videos and interviews with Taronga zookeepers.

 Stage/Age Targeted

Sessions are targeted at S2 – S3

Videoconference Topics

Australian animals, adaptations and biodiversity, ecologically responsible behaviours

Dates Available

  • Week One: Australian Sea Lions, 5th September 2014 (National Threatened Species Day is 7th Sept)
  • Week Two: Yellow Bellied Gliders, 12th September, 2014
  • Week Three: Corroboree Frogs, 19th September, 2014
  • Week Four: Invertebrates, 26th September, 2014

Cost

Video Conference: Session - $60.  Recommended class size 30 students

Bookings

Click here to book through DART ConnectionsHint: select 'Taronga Zoo Sydney' in the 'Filter Excursions by Provider' drop down menu.