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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.
Giraffe calf
Summer is here and so are lots of new arrivals at Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Keepers welcomed the arrival of a Hippo calf in early September and 2014’s second Giraffe calf in late October to the delight of visitors.
Przewalski's Horse foal
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are excited to announce the birth of a Przewalski’s Horse foal born on 3 November 2014.

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