Full Day Programs

Full Day Programs

Inspire a sustainable future, today.

Each school term our Education team holds special events and full day programs designed to increase your students’ engagement with nature and sustainability.

Sooty Owl with Keeper Karen
Sooty Owl with Keeper Karen

Meet a Keeper

Stage 5 - Stage 6

The Meet a Keeper program is a day-long experience for school students who are fascinated by the work of our team does and want to get a better idea of what it’s like to work at our Zoos or in captive animal care in general.

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Sooty Owl with Keeper Karen
Southern Corroboree Frog
Southern Corroboree Frog

Schools for the Wild

10 week unit, Stage 3

This 10 week unit uses a project based learning approach which enables students to explore the real world challenge of conserving endangered species. Students will be empowered to take action within their communities, which significantly contributes to the conservation of Taronga Zoo’s legacy species from Australia and Sumatra.

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Southern Corroboree Frog
Sea Turtle
Sea Turtle

Oceans of Waste

Geography focus day, Stage 2 and Stage 5

This curriculum focus day explores the marine environment and the impact of pollution. The day’s inquiries will stimulate your students’ geographical knowledge of Sydney Harbour and ignite their passion for exploring sustainable solutions to real world problems.

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Sea Turtle
Southern Corroboree Frog
Southern Corroboree Frog

Wildlife at Risk

Depth study, Stage 6 (Year 11)

On this Depth Study day, students will engage with Taronga’s scientists and experts to deepen their understanding of risks threatening wildlife populations and conservation efforts that are trying to protect them. 

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Southern Corroboree Frog
Sun Bear
Sun Bear

Observing Animal Behaviour

Depth study, Stage 6 (Year 11)

This depth study introduces students to the necessity of observation to drive scientific investigation. With over 4000 animals in our care, Taronga Zoo Sydney is the perfect environment for students to plan, observe and record animal behaviour.

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Sun Bear
Shingleback Skink. Photo: Gary Ramage
Shingleback Skink. Photo: Gary Ramage

Biological Diversity

Study day, Stage 6

This program has been developed by the Australian Museum, the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust and Taronga Zoo. Students will examine fossils, specimens, live animals and plants to understand biological diversity by explaining the relationships between a range of organisms in terms of specialisation for selected habitats and evolution of species. 

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Shingleback Skink. Photo: Gary Ramage
Giraffe at Taronga Zoo Sydney
Giraffe at Taronga Zoo Sydney

Tourism: An Economic Activity

Stage 6 (Year 12)

This program is a partnership between Observatory Hill EEC and Taronga Zoo Sydney Education Centre and focuses on the Stage 6 Geography topic ‘People and Economic Activity‘.

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Giraffe at Taronga Zoo Sydney
Giraffes enjoying enrichment at Taronga's Centenary celebrations
Giraffes enjoying enrichment at Taronga's Centenary celebrations

It's Zoo Business Day

Stage 6

Taronga Conservation Society Australia is a unique organisation that finds it hard to fit the mould of a typical Australian business. This special half-day program at Taronga Zoo Sydney incorporates guest speakers from various business divisions such as Marketing and Human Resources. 

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Giraffes enjoying enrichment at Taronga's Centenary celebrations
Marine debris washed up on a beach. Photo: Lesley Small
Marine debris washed up on a beach. Photo: Lesley Small

AUSMAP

Depth Study, Stage 6

This full day program takes students through the Citizen Science Australian Microplastic Assessment Project. AUSMAP is coalition of school students, environment groups, universities and educators gathering critical new data about microplastic in our waterways.

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Marine debris washed up on a beach. Photo: Lesley Small