Workshops Across Taronga Sydney
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.
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.
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.
Students will learn how the features and needs of animals change and develop as they move from stage to stage. They will meet animals with unique lifecycles and investigate how they can help overcome the challenges these species face as they develop and grow.
In this workshop students will examine the climate, vegetation and native animals of Australia and Sumatra. They will learn about the importance of habitats for animals and people and discover the ways people value environments, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
In this workshop, students will work in teams and use working scientifically and mathematically skills to solve a zoo mystery. They will study the clues, analyse the evidence and apply reasoning to solve the mystery of the animal escapee all while learning about features of livings things.
In this fascinating workshop, students will develop a design brief for a new animal exhibit by undertaking research and observation of animals in Taronga’s care. They will learn about and consider animal welfare and enrichment, visitor engagement and interpretation, keeper safety and functionality.