Welcome. We have an exciting year of professional learning and social events planned and we look forward sharing these with you.
Teacher Preview and Free* Family Fun Day at Dubbo
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Education Team will be hosting a preview event for teachers and free* family fun day on Saturday 28 March, highlighting the exciting new range of programs on offer in 2015. Our focus for 2015 is to connect students with nature through science and sustainability. We are introducing a new project-style approach to lessons and resources available to teachers across a variety of learning areas. Taronga’s engagement with your students will begin before their visit to the Zoo and the projects are designed to engage students in an authentic project based learning, whilst meeting key outcomes.
Your morning from 9:00am- 11:00am will include: • morning tea • behind the scenes tours • viewing of the new Billabong Camp facility • a short presentation about the programs on offer for 2015.
Join Taronga Teachers Association and enjoy your first benefit, an exclusive look into Taronga's 2015 Education program while your family* enjoy a free day at Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Existing members are free and others simply need join to receive the same benefits. If you just want to attend the morning session, it is free to non-TTA members. You are then welcome to join your family after the conclusion of the presentation.
Later in the year:
Aboriginal Education Day - Thursday, 19th March: Click for Details
Geography Resource writing day: Date TBC
Science Resource writing day: Date TBC
Animals in Schools: Date TBC
Project Based Learning: Date TBC
Help us decide the 2015 calendar by completing a very short survey ( Click here )
We are currently developing more professional learning courses and in the process of determining dates for the rest of 2015. We anticipate the year's calendar by Friday 6th February, 2015. In the meantime, please view our 2015 resource booklet which explains our new programs for 2015. (Click here)