Taronga's LegacyLIVE

Taronga's LegacyLIVE

Engage with our experts 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 Taronga conservation experts!

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.

Program model

Taronga’s LegacyLIVE follows a simple 3-step model over a 3 week period:

Step 1Meet a Taronga Expert and a Legacy Species in their care through a fascinating Meet & Greet Video.
Step 2In 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.
Step 3Meet 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. 

Event schedule

View key dates of content release and video conferencing for 2020.

Term 1

White Rhinoceros

Content releasedThursday 10 February 2020
Video conferenceThursday 27 February 2020 at 2pm

Greater Bilby

Content releasedMonday 9 March 2020
Video conferenceThursday 26 March 2020 at 2pm

Term 2

Corroboree Frog

Content releasedTuesday 9 June 2020
Video conferenceTuesday 23 June 2020 at 2pm

Term 3


Special LegacyLIVE for Threatened Species Day.

Content releasedMonday 31 August 2020
Video conferenceThursday 17 September 2020

Term 4

Sumatran Tiger

Content releasedMonday 26 October 2020
Video conferencePostponed - further details TBC