Virtual Zoo Lessons

Virtual Zoo Lessons

Let's get digital.

Our Zoo excursion workshops can also be hosted digitally. Led by a qualified Taronga teacher, our curriculum-linked Virtual Zoo Lessons will give you the experience of being at the Zoo, taking you up close to animals (virtually!), from the comfort of anywhere, via video link.

Lockdown Lessons

Can't leave home right now? We're bringing you Virtual Zoo Lockdown Lessons streamed straight to your living room for FREE to help get through lockdown. Connect virtually with some of Taronga’s amazing animals with digital lessons led by a qualified member of our teaching staff that allows your students to be engaged by getting up close (digitally) to our fascinating animals via video link.

In these engaging sessions, Taronga Educators will delve into a variety of animals, their habitats, needs, the challenges they face for survival and the amazing adaptations they possess.

These virtual sessions will be hosted via on our Taronga Website, via Vimeo. No download is required and can be watched on a Taronga webpage link that you will be emailed after registering. Vimeo allows multiple devices to be active at one time.

All Stars

Available to watch from 11.30am on Friday 17 September 2021

REGISTER

PLEASE NOTE

Due to overwhelming demand, Taronga’s Education Admin team does not have the capacity to assist with individual queries relating to connectivity or technical issues when accessing our Virtual Zoo Lockdown Lessons. 

Links provided are tested ahead of time to work across all browsers and devices. We strongly recommend testing links ahead of time to ensure you are ready and able to connect when the livestream begins. Early connection prior to the livestream start time is possible; you will see a static holding message up on the Taronga webpage until the time our teachers start the stream.

Virtual Taronga Lessons - Curriculum-linked

In line with the latest NSW Health advice, and to ensure we keep our staff and animals safe, Virtual Taronga lessons that are privately booked and curriculum-linked are unavailable to book at this time.

We continue to be in regular contact with NSW Health regarding the situation and will provide more information on the closure in due course. 

In the meantime, you can read more above and register for our FREE Virtual Lockdown Lessons running twice a week to help support teachers and parents with students at home.

When bookings reopen, you can connect virtually in an exclusive lesson with some of Taronga’s amazing animals in an online lesson led by qualified member of our teaching staff. Experience an intimate digital excursion that is suited to what your class is learning about.

Pick from a selection of our curriculum-linked workshops or reach out or contact our Education Admin team to discuss a bespoke session:

Upon booking, you will be provided with a link to join the video conference one week prior. No download is required, the video link can be open using a web browser. 

  • Groups with one or two devices joining: our Microsoft Teams link will allow all participants to been seen and heard unless requested otherwise, suitable for one or two devices join the link
  • Groups with multiple devices: Microsoft Teams will allow up to 200 devices to be active at one time. No participant will be seen or heard, questions can be typed into a Q&A function that are sent directly to our educators
Education Officer, Jess Mountford, with an Echidna and Bilby, hosting a Virtual Zoo Lesson from the Desert classroom.
Education Officer, Jess Mountford, with an Echidna and Bilby, hosting a Virtual Zoo Lesson from the Desert classroom.
Education Officer, Georgie Cairns, hosting a Virtual Zoo Lesson from the Woodlands immersive Habitat Classroom at Taronga Zoo Sydney.
Education Officer, Georgie Cairns, hosting a Virtual Zoo Lesson from the Woodlands immersive Habitat Classroom at Taronga Zoo Sydney.
Education Officer, Jess Mountford, with a Green Tree Frog hosting a Virtual Zoo Lesson..
Education Officer, Jess Mountford, with a Green Tree Frog hosting a Virtual Zoo Lesson..
Education Officer, Kerry Staker, hosting a Virtual Zoo Lesson.
Education Officer, Kerry Staker, hosting a Virtual Zoo Lesson.
Education Officer, Georgie Cairns, hosting a Virtual Zoo Lesson from the Woodlands immersive Habitat Classroom at Taronga Zoo Sydney.
Education Officer, Georgie Cairns, hosting a Virtual Zoo Lesson from the Woodlands immersive Habitat Classroom at Taronga Zoo Sydney.

Costs

Virtual Zoo Lesson
  • 50 minutes
  • Select from our list of workshops
  • Unlimited participants
  • Microsoft Teams link
$110 inc. GST
Bespoke

Please get in touch about your requirements and for a quote.

Email: education@zoo.nsw.gov.au

Phone: 02 9978 4578