Sydney School Workshops

Sydney School Workshops

Workshops Across Taronga Sydney

Stage 3: Surviving in a Changing WorldStage 3: Surviving in a Changing World
Stage 3: Surviving in a Changing World
Stage 3: Surviving in a Changing World

Adaptations are the remarkable features that have evolved in animals over millions of years to help them survive in their environment, but what happens when that environment starts to change? At the Zoo students will observe a range of animal adaptations and discuss the challenges facing our wildlife today.

Stage 4 - 5: Connecting to CountryStage 4 - 5: Connecting to Country
Stage 4 - 5: Connecting to Country
Stage 4 - 5: Connecting to Country

Students will learn about the importance of the land’s role in kinship, spirituality and everday life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. This workshop draws on the location of Taronga Zoo Sydney’s culturally significant sites to explore Aboriginal history and identity while reinforcing a connection to Country.

Stage 4 - 5: Science in ActionStage 4 - 5: Science in Action
Stage 4 - 5: Science in Action
Stage 4 - 5: Science in Action

Observation drives scientific investigation. Central to scientific inquiry is the idea that we need evidence to be able to develop solid conclusions. In this workshop students work as scientists exploring the Key Inquiry Question- How does observation instigate scientific investigation? 

Stage 4: Classification and AdaptationsStage 4: Classification and Adaptations
Stage 4: Classification and Adaptations
Stage 4: Classification and Adaptations

Investigate why classification is so important and how scientists group living things. Relate the structure and function of different animal groups to their classification, survival and reproduction. Discover some amazing adaptations that give our native wildlife the edge for survival.

Stage 5: Environmental Change and ManagementStage 5: Environmental Change and Management
Stage 5: Environmental Change and Management
Stage 5: Environmental Change and Management

Taronga's local and international conservation projects provide the perfect resource for your Environmental Change and Management investigative study. In this workshop students will develop an understanding of the causes and consequences of human-induced environmental change in Australia and Sumatra that is challenging sustainability.

Stage 5: Exploring EcosystemsStage 5: Exploring Ecosystems
Stage 5: Exploring Ecosystems
Stage 5: Exploring Ecosystems

Ecosystems are complex, incredibly diverse and come in all different sizes. This workshop explores how energy flows through food chains and food webs as well as considering the importance of keystone species. Students will have the opportunity to meet a range of incredible animals and investigate the roles that they play within their native ecosystems.

Stage 6: Biological DiversityStage 6: Biological Diversity
Stage 6: Biological Diversity
Stage 6: Biological Diversity

In this workshop, students investigate different types of adaptations and the relationships between organisms in terms of specialisation, using a range of interesting Australian and exotic species as examples. Students will learn about the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection, evidence for evolution and the effect of various selective pressures, focusing on species observed by Charles Darwin.

Stage 6: Dating with DNAStage 6: Dating with DNA
Stage 6: Dating with DNA
Stage 6: Dating with DNA

Take a self-guided tour of Taronga Zoo and witness the results of our successful breeding programs, whilst exploring the Zoo's current science communication initiatives to gain ideas for your students' own design project.

Stage 6: Heredity and Genetic ChangeStage 6: Heredity and Genetic Change
Stage 6: Heredity and Genetic Change
Stage 6: Heredity and Genetic Change

Explore how biodiversity is achieved through reproduction and heredity. Using a range of Australian animals as case studies, investigate a variety of reproductive methods and the influence of environmental factors on reproductive success and inheritance patterns.

Stage 6: It's Zoo BusinessStage 6: It's Zoo Business
Stage 6: It's Zoo Business
Stage 6: It's Zoo Business

Taronga Zoo is a unique organisation and plays an important role in global wildlife conservation programs. In this workshop, students investigate the main elements involved in the development and implementation of Taronga’s successful marketing strategies and use the Zoo as a business case study.

Stage 6: Observing Animal BehaviourStage 6: Observing Animal Behaviour
Stage 6: Observing Animal Behaviour
Stage 6: Observing Animal Behaviour

This depth studies workshop introduces students to the necessity of observation to drive scientific investigation. Students will learn about primary data collection through authentic scientific animal observations.

Wildlife Workshop: International SchoolsWildlife Workshop: International Schools
Wildlife Workshop: International Schools
Wildlife Workshop: International Schools

Set amongst beautiful views of Sydney’s iconic harbour, Taronga offers a wonderful day out for international student visitors. With over 100 years’ experience, Taronga Zoo Sydney's qualified teachers deliver leading educational programs for schools that travel anywhere from around the corner to around the world, and everywhere in between.