The day has been designed to showcase Australian threatened species and encourages community involvement in preventing future losses to our unique native species. September of each year also celebrates biodiversity month, a time when many Australians celebrate the country’s unique biological diversity.
NAIDOC Week is held each year to celebrate the achievements, history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year, we would like you to bring your students to Taronga Western Plains Zoo to celebrate this national event.
As part of your Zoo visit, your class will visit the Education Centre for a 45 minute workshop and learn about climate change in relation to some of our iconic native species. We will discuss the Zoo’s current conservation campaigns and how students can influence behaviour change in their families and school communities.
The day advocates the sustainable use of our water resources and this year focuses on the amount of water used in food production. The Zoo will celebrate International World Water Day with a variety of workshops and activities. We will focus on the recreational use of our local wetland environments and the importance of wetland ecosystems to biodiversity.
Curriculum-related workshop on Year 12 Biology Topic - Evolution of Australian Biota. Taronga Western Plains Zoo Education Centre will present live encounters with a range of Australian animals. See how these animals are adapted to their environment.
Book Week is celebrated each year to acknowledge the wonderful role that books and stories play in our lives. It showcases new and exciting Australian books and authors and highlights how important reading is. To celebrate 2013 Book Week, Taronga Western Plains Zoo has joined forces with Literature Live! to bring you exciting, educational workshops.