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Stage 5 Science: Eco Scientists (Ecology)

Outcomes: SC5 -14LW, SC5 - 15LW

Integrates with: GEOGRAPHY (Interconnections)

Using Taronga’s Science Conservation projects as case studies, students will develop an understanding of the need for scientific research in identifying threatened species, assess the impact of the species decline on the wider ecosystem and contribute to species recovery through the creation of their own Threatened Species Recovery Plan.

Stage 4 Science: The Web We Weave (Ecology)

Outcomes: SC5 -14LW, SC5 - 15LW

Integrates with: GEOGRAPHY (Landforms and Landscapes)

Explore the fragile nature of ecosystems by studying a threatened Australian environment and a specific threatened species that Taronga is helping to conserve. Meet Australian animals, learn detailed examples of interactions in food-webs and hear how Taronga is contributing to species recovery plans for threatened Australian animals.

Stage 1 Science : The Bug Garden (Habitats)

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

ST1-5WT

Learning Across the Curriculum: Sustainability, Critical and Creative Thinking

Integrates with: Geography

 Bugs Alive! Identify the invertebrates in a garden at your school and discover if they are a pest or friend. Use microscopes at Taronga to examine the body parts of a range of invertebrates and their predators and then design a way to improve the bug balance in your garden.

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

At School

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.

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