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Project In Situ - Grey Crowned Babbler

Taronga Western Plains Zoo has joined with community partners in Dubbo to deliver this year's Project In situ with a focus on locally threatened bird species in the region, with a particular focus on the Grey Crowned Babbler.

Description

The program will include a class day at the Zoo (or potentially the Zoo can come to you!) where students learn about biodiversity, local ecology, conservation programs, conservation campaigns and even some marketing techniques! The program also includes a day out in the field undertaking scientific enquiry under the guidance of community experts. The overall objective is for students to use this knowledge to create community conservation campaigns to educate their local community about the threats to these species and how they can take action! Students will come together to celebrate and showcase their work with the local community in an Expo event.

 Stage/age Targeted

This program is suitable for students in Stages 2-4. For curriculum outcomes, please see Teacher Overview Document below.

Dates

Zoo Day – To be negotiated with individual schools, subject to availability (10am – 2pm)

Field Day – Threatened Species Day, Monday 7th September (9:30am – 2pm)

Expo Day- Thursday 8th October 2015 – Saturday 10th October at the Dubbo Sustainability Expo (alternatively you can host your own Expo event)

Cost

Cost will be $20.00 per student for the entire program. Schools will need to prepay. Transport is not included in the cost.

More information

For more information contact the Zoo's Education Centre on 02 6881 1433.

 

Taronga Western Plains Zoo Education

Phone: 02 6881 1433

Email: wpzedcentre@zoo.nsw.gov.au