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The Dinosaurs are back! 31 Oct 2014 - 1 Feb 2015 Find Out More ▶
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Securing a shared future for wildlife and people Watch the Video ▶
Rhino poaching in 2014 a terrible record
Today is a sad day as reports out of South Africa state a record number of rhinos have been poached this year. To date, 1020 rhinos have died at the hands of poachers in South Africa alone, compared to last year when 1004 rhinos were killed.

Stage 1 Geography : The Zoo is a Special Place (Guided Tour)

Outcomes: ACHGK011

Integrates with: Science

 

Thinking of a special place to visit? The Zoo is a great case study! The open plains Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo is a place of significance to a range of people, including the traditional owners - the Wiradjuri People. Steeped in history and alive with animals and a conservation message, Taronga is a special place for all. This guided tour will allow students to decide for themselves what makes the Zoo a special place and have them thinking about the present and future role of the Zoo.

Stage 2 Science : Lemur Forest (Living World/Earth's Environment)

Outcomes: ST2-11LW, ST2-4WS, ST2-5WT

Learning Accross the Curriculum: Sustainability, Creative and Critical Thinking,  Civics and Citizenship

Integrates with: Geography

Pre Zoo Visit

Become an Investigative Reporter! Research forests of the world and the effect that paper production has on biodiversity. View our "Zoo Report" videos, explore the "SMART Notebook" activities and look deeper into forests of the world. 

Stage 3 Science: Plastic Predator (Adaptations)

Outcomes:  ST3-10LW, ST3-11LW, ST3-4WS, ST3-5WT, ST3-13MW

Learning Across the Curriculum: Sustainability, Civics & Citizenship, Ethical Understanding, Critical and Creative Thinking

Integrates with: Geography

Adaptations are the remarkable features that animals have evolved over millions of years to help them survive in their environment. What happens when that environment starts to change? Plastic bag or jellyfish? How do animals survive with the amount of plastic that floats throughout their ecosystem?

Stage 1 Science: Backyard Buddies (Habitats)

Outcomes: ST1-4WS, ST1-10LW, ST1-11LW 

Integrates with: Geography

Learning Across the Curriculum: Sustainability, Ethical Understanding, Critical and Creative Thinking 

Become a Backyard Buddy! What native animals in your area could do with a helping hand? After running a fauna survey at your school, visit Taronga to learn how to create habitats for wildlife. Be prepared to get your hands dirty! Back at school, get busy creating homes for your Backyard Buddy friends.

Stage 2 Science: Backyard Buddies (Life Cycles)

Outcomes: ST2-10LW, ST2-11LW,ST2-4WS, ST2-5WT

Learning Across the Curriculum: Sustainability, Civics and 
Citizenship, Critical and Creative Thinking

Integrates with: Geography

Our local wildlife is doing it pretty tough these days. No matter which stage in their life cycle; animals like birds, lizards, frogs and insects could really do with some help. Become a Backyard Buddy and learn how to create a habitat in your school or backyard.

Early Stage 1 Science Backyard to Bush (Living Things/Environments)

Outcomes: STE-10ME, STE-1VA, STE-8NE

Integrates with:  Geography

 

Let’s go exploring!  Have you ever been to a farm? How is a farm different to the bush? How is your place different?

Your guided tour takes you from the urban to rural then bush environments. Discover how animals’ needs are met in all three places and how people interact with them.

Early Stage 1 Science Backyard to Bush (Living Things/Environments)

Outcomes: STE-10ME, STE-1VA, STE-8NE

Integrates with:  Geography

 

Let’s go exploring!  Have you ever been to a farm? How is a farm different to the bush? How is your place different?

Your guided tour takes you from the urban to rural then bush environments. Discover how animals’ needs are met in all three places and how people interact with them.

Elephant barn November 2014
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s new Elephant barn and facility is nearing completion with the construction set to be finished by the end of the year.

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