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
• 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.
*Family includes TTA member, an additional adult and up to 2 children aged up to 15 years.
Later in the year:
Aboriginal Education Day: Date 8th August (Taronga)
Project Based Learning: Date 4th and 5th November (Taronga)
Animals in Schools: Date December 3rd. (Taronga)
We are currently seeking approval and developing the resources for these professional learning events. Please view our 2015 resource booklet which explains some of our new programs for 2015. (Click here)