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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 of Taronga’s Backyard to Bush precinct 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.

Keen-eyed visitors may be fortunate enough to spot a juvenile Eclectus Parrot in the Rainforest Aviary. Hatched mid-August the young female is now fully fledged and can be seen flying around the walk-through aviary.

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.

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 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 iconic Taronga Zoo Sydney is a place of significance to a range of people, including the traditional owners - the Cammeraigal 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., but what happens when that environment starts to change? Plastic bag or jellyfish? It can be hard for animals to tell!

Taronga Zoo is celebrating its first successful birth of a Ghost Bat pup in 15 years.

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