Digital Programs and Online Resources

Digital Programs and Online Resources

Can't make it to Taronga Zoo?

Our digital programs are suitable for all ages and offer great opportunities to add depth to a unit of work, or as unique, stand-alone learning experiences.

Contact the education team on 02 9978 4578 or education@zoo.nsw.gov.au

Taronga Educator hosting a Virtual Zoo Lesson with an echidna.
Taronga Educator hosting a Virtual Zoo Lesson with an echidna.

Virtual Zoo Lessons

Suitable for all stages

Connect virtually with some of Taronga’s amazing animals with a lesson lead by qualified member of our teaching staff. The use of technology allows us to get you up close and engage your group with an exclusive, intimate session, meeting fascinating animals via video link.

 

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Taronga Educator hosting a Virtual Zoo Lesson with an echidna.
Koala.
Koala.

Wild Skills Teacher Resources

Suitable for all stages

Work like a Taronga Conservation expert, from the convenience of your classroom! The Wild Skills tasks are designed to be modular and flexible to suit the needs of each teacher. Each module includes a ‘Meet and Greet’ video from one of the Taronga’s conservation champions and downloadable PDF tasks that can be completed.

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Koala.
Meerkat.
Meerkat.

STEM Enrichment Design Competition

Student competition! 

Put your students' design and production skills to the test by submitting new and exciting enrichment object for one of two animals found at Taronga Zoo Sydney. 

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Meerkat.
Sumatran Tiger
Sumatran Tiger

Zoo Mathematics

Suitable for Stage 3 and Stage 4

Students will learn how to calculate daily dietary requirements, track animal weight, design enclosures and locate and guide themselves around the Zoo. These resources allow students to explore the Zoo via Taronga TV from home or at school.

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Sumatran Tiger
Veterinary Pathologist Registrar, Dr Karrie Rose, working in the Pathology Lab
Veterinary Pathologist Registrar, Dr Karrie Rose, working in the Pathology Lab

Working Scientifically Video

Suitable for Stage 5 and 6

Connect students with the incredible work of Taronga Zoo’s Conservation Scientists through our new Working Scientifically video below.

This video feature scientists working on the frontline of protecting species on the brink of extinction and is designed to connect students with contemporary research, fieldwork and data from our inspirational working scientists.

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Veterinary Pathologist Registrar, Dr Karrie Rose, working in the Pathology Lab
Corroboree Frogs
Corroboree Frogs

Schools for the Wild

Stage 3 Geography, English, Creative Arts

This Unit of Work is FREE and available for all teachers to download and deliver in their classroom. The Taronga Zoo Sydney excursion component can be modified and replaced with another Digital Education program, such as a LegacyLIVE event, or an Ask an Expert Video Conference. Please refer to the Digital Programs webpage for event schedules and registration details. 

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Corroboree Frogs
Giant Aldabra Tortoise.
Giant Aldabra Tortoise.

Curious Creatures, Wild Minds

CBCA Book Week 2020

Taronga Education teamed up with the Children's Book Council of Australia for Book Week 2020. A range of shortlist authors and illustrators got up close and personal with some of Taronga Zoo curious creatures for CBCA's 2020 Book Week theme, Curious Creatures, Wild Minds.

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Giant Aldabra Tortoise.
Keeper with Sooty Owl
Keeper with Sooty Owl

Ask an Expert form

For Kindergarten to Year 12 students and teachers

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. 

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Keeper with Sooty Owl