Suitable for all stages
Taronga Zoo is a dynamic place with new and exciting things always happening. Through accessible user-friendly technology, staying connected with Zoo Education programs is easier than ever before.
Our digital programs offer great opportunities to compliment a planned Zoo visit, add depth to a unit of work, or as unique, stand-alone learning experiences.
Suitable for all stages
Getting to Taronga Zoo is not always possible, but that is no problem. Let us connect with you through Video Conference. All of our curriculum-based workshops can be delivered digitally via VC.
Contact us to arrange an engaging way to connect with Taronga Zoo educators and conservation experts in real time, wherever you are!
Engage with Taronga Zoo’s Conservation Experts like never before, all from the convenience of your classroom! Taronga’s LegacyLIVE series is a new, unique opportunity for students across NSW to use technology to connect with working scientists, learn about critically endangered wildlife and apply Working Scientifically skills through exciting, authentic tasks just like our experts!
Taronga’s LegacyLIVE shines a light on our Legacy Species, which are 10 critical species that in 2016, Taronga made a special commitment to protect and conserve. Five of them are native to Australia, and five are on the brink of extinction in Sumatra- a biodiversity hotspot, right on Australia’s doorstep.
Throughout 2019, two Taronga Legacy Species will be featured each term; one Australian and one Sumatran.
Taronga’s LegacyLIVE follows a simple 3-step model over a 3 week period:
Week 1: Meet a Taronga Expert and a Legacy Species in their care through a fascinating Meet & Greet Video.
Week 2: In class, your students build their knowledge of the Legacy Species and the threats they are facing while working on a practical, real world task that our experts perform at the Zoo or out in the field. Each task is focused on developing a specific Working Scientifically skill in an authentic, innovative way. Students will also be able to submit questions for the Taronga Expert online.
Week 3: Meet your Taronga Expert live and in real time via Video Conference, where they will answer a selection of interesting questions submitted by students from all over NSW and talk in more detail about their role in wildlife conservation.
Extension Science videos
Suitable for Stage 6
Connect students with the incredible work of Taronga Zoo’s Conservation Scientists through our new Extension Science videos.
These videos feature scientists working on the frontline of protecting species on the brink of extinction and are designed to connect students with contemporary research, fieldwork and data from our inspirational working scientists.
Ask an expert form
Have a question for a Taronga Zoo Expert? Nothing compares with getting the right facts directly from experts in their field of work. Using our simple Ask a Taronga Zoo Expert form, that important fact you may be missing from your project, crucial point for an assessment, or just a simple curiosity will be answered by the people who specialise in that area here at Taronga Zoo.