National Threatened Species Day is celebrated annually on the 7th of September and commemorates the death of the last Tasmanian Tiger in 1936. 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.
Well, did you know that Taronga hosts Australia’s frozen bank of corals? Did you know that Taronga supports the Australian Marine Mammal Research Centre? Bring your class to learn about this current research and be introduced to the diversity of wildlife in our collection!
Programs will run between 9:30am-2:00pm. Timetables will be sent out once we confirm details of your workshop choices. There will be 3 workshops available on the day and you can include your class in 1 if you want free time to explore the Zoo, or all 3.
This program is suitable for students in Stages 3-5.
- Sub-zero Zoo
- Climate change and impacts on biodiversity
- Asian Rainforest Wetland Tour
Threatened Species Day activities will be available at Taronga Western Plains Zoo on Monday 9th September 2013.
Cost will be $12.00 per student. A minimum of 20 students is required for booking this program. Schools will need to prepay for this program.