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Project In Situ - Glossy Black

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 Glossy Black Cockatoo.


The program will include a class day at the Zoo where students learn about biodiversity, local ecology, conservation programs and campaigns and even some marketing techniques! The program also includes a day out in the field undertaking scientific enquiry at a local field site under the guidance of 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 at Taronga Western Plains Zoo. 

Stage Targeted

This program is suitable for students in stages 2 - 4.


Zoo Day - to be negotiated with individual schools, subject to availability.

Field Day - Tuesday 5 May 2015

Expo Day - Wednesday 24 June 2015


Cost will be $20 per student for the entire program. Schools will need to prepay. Transport is not inlcuded in the cost.


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