Dreaming stories are an integral part of Aboriginal culture and Indigenous Australians are the pioneers of sustainable land use. In this workshop your students will experience immersion in a natural environment and intimate native animal encounters.
In this animal encounter experience, students engage in an intimate session meeting some fascinating native Australian animals, learning about their roles in the environment and their unique features and adaptations that help them thrive in the wild.
Your students will join a Zoo Educator and set off on an exciting adventure from the Aussie bush, through a working farm environment, and into an urban backyard. They will discover how each place is unique and each has a special purpose. Students will identify how these places meet the needs of living things and why it is important that people take care of them.
Students can observe birds as they interact with each other and their surroundings at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo. They will have a chance to meet a wide range of native animals in the workshop, examine their features and identify how these help animals meet all of their different needs.
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’s legacy species from Australia and Sumatra.
Explore the ways that animals and plants that are grown for food and fibre production both in traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and in our world today. Students will investigate how the design features of our farm environment ensures a happy producer and a healthy meal, while discovering the many ways that animals help meet our fashion and functional needs.
Your students will discover how to create habitats for wildlife and learn how different places provide the needs of living things. They can put this into practice back at school and get busy creating homes that meet the diverse needs of their Backyard Buddy friends.
In this workshop, your students will explore Taronga’s gardens to examine a rich variety of wild invertebrates and meet some of their predators. They will learn to identify different types of invertebrates and discover if they are a pest or a friend.
This workshop is a unique, guided walking tour of the Taronga Zoo Sydney site.Students will engage with Dreaming stories and cultural learnings while highlighting the strong connections between Aboriginal people and the natural world.
This workshop is a unique, guided walking tour of the Taronga Western Plains Zoo site. Students will engage with Dreaming stories and cultural learnings while highlighting the strong connections between Aboriginal people and the natural world.
Suitable for Stage 2 - Stage 3. Curiosity drives scientific discovery by bringing learners to knowledge. Students will become a scientist, exploring the scientific process through our amazing immersive classroom habitats.
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.