Science Week is celebrated each year to acknowledge the wonderful role that science and technology plays in our communities. National Science Week provides an opportunity to acknowledge Australian scientists’ contributions to the world of knowledge, encouraging interest in scientific pursuits and getting younger people fascinated by the world in which we live. Taronga employs a variety of scientists including zoologist, veterinarians, pathologists and reproductive biologists to undertake research both in-situ and ex-situ. The 2012 school's theme for National Science Week is 'Energy Evolution' taking the idea from the UN International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.
This year Taronga Western Plains Zoo is partnering with the Warrumbungles Environmental Education Centre to host activities for your school!
We get our energy from our food… so let’s do some cooking science!
Programs will run between 9:30am-2:00pm. There will be 3 rotating workshops available on the day, with each class of students rotating through the workshops in a varying order. Workshop descriptions can be found on the booking form.
This program is suitable for students in Stages 2-4.
- Energy Efficiency Challenge – Warrumbungles Environmental Education Centre
- Solar Ovens and Animal Energy – Taronga Western Plains Zoo
- Ice Cream and the Frozen Zoo – Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Dates for 2013 to be confirmed.
Cost is $12.00 per student and includes entry to the Zoo. Minimum group size is 20 participants.