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Red-neck Wallaby
Dreaming stories are an integral part of Aboriginal culture. Through native animal encounters, this workshop links the importance of animals and Dreaming stories to Aboriginal people and their culture.
Year Level:
Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 2
Zoo location:
Taronga Zoo
Lamb
Join a Zoo educator to take a fascinating journey from the Aussie bush to a rural farm environment into an urban backyard. Discover how each place is different and made to suit its purpose. Identify how these special places meet the needs of living things and consider why people need to take care of them. Let's go exploring.
Year Level:
Preschool, Kindergarten
Zoo location:
Taronga Zoo
Wildlife Patrol
Have you ever spied on birds in your playground? At Taronga, you'll meet a variety of animals and learn all about the needs of living things. Take this information back to school and decide what needs to be done to ensure the birds in your playground are happy and healthy.
Year Level:
Kindergarten
Zoo location:
Taronga Zoo
Leaf Hopper
Animals are an excellent subject matter for life drawing, for all stages, ages and skills. Whether your students are exploring the world around then through their own senses, or your HSC group is building their visual art personal diary (VAPD), the animals at Taronga will provide unlimited variety of shape, texture, colour, line and form.
Year Level:
Preschool, Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12
Zoo location:
Taronga Zoo
Goliath Stick Insect
Bugs alive! Identify the invertebrates in a garden at your school and discover if they are a pest or friend. Use microscopes at Taronga to examine the body parts of a range of invertebrates and their predators, and then design a way to improve the bug balance in your garden.
Year Level:
Year 1, Year 2
Zoo location:
Taronga Zoo
Possum/Gary Ramage
Which native animals in your area could do with a helping hand? After completing a fauna survey at your school, visit the Zoo to learn how to create habitats for wildlife. Then, when you are back at school, get busy creating homes for your Backyard Buddy friends. Be prepared to get your hands dirty!
Year Level:
Year 1, Year 2
Zoo location:
Taronga Zoo
Cammeraigal Artwork
A unique, guided walking tour incorporating Dreaming stories and cultural learnings, drawing a connection between the Aboriginal people and nature.
Year Level:
Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
Zoo location:
Taronga Zoo
Insitu Penguin
Taronga's Community-based conservation education program; this toolkit is a teacher’s guide to implementing a best practice, inquiry based learning project for a locally threatened species.
Year Level:
Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
Zoo location:
Taronga Zoo
Sumatran Tiger
Examine the significance, perceptions and protection of an arid Australian environment and Sumatra’s tropical rainforests. Hear first hand from experts at Taronga Zoo whilst meeting native Australian wildlife, and then explore Taronga Zoo’s new Sumatran Tiger experience (opening mid 2017). Help your students learn how people can use places and environments more sustainably. **Please note that our brand new Tiger exhibit is currently being built and we expect Tigers to be back on display late in 2017. In the meantime we are creating a resource that complements this Zoo workshop.
Year Level:
Year 3, Year 4
Zoo location:
Taronga Zoo
Lemur
Compare forests around the world and investigate amazing interconnections such as lemurs germinating seeds in Madagascar. Visit Taronga Zoo’s Lemur Forest Adventure and let it inspire your students to create a paper saving digital campaign.
Year Level:
Year 3, Year 4
Zoo location:
Taronga Zoo
Swamp Wallaby
Our local wildlife is doing it pretty tough these days. No matter which stage in their life cycle, animals like birds, lizards, frogs and insects could really do with some help. Learn how to create an animal habitat in your school or backyard to suit all stages of its life cycle.
Year Level:
Year 3, Year 4
Zoo location:
Taronga Zoo
Corroboree Frog
The Schools For the Wild - Taronga Centenary Species unit uses project-based learning, enabling 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 locally threatened species. This is a 10 week unit that links to Geography, English and Creative Arts.
Year Level:
Year 5, Year 6
Zoo location:
Taronga Zoo
Californian Sea-lion
Over millions of years animals have evolved and adapted for survival in their environment, but what happens when that environment starts to change rapidly? Can sea turtles tell the difference between a plastic bag and a jellyfish? Visit Taronga to observe a range of animal adaptations and discuss the challenges animals face in today’s changing environments. Back at school, design away to combat the serious demands placed on our wildlife due to plastic pollution.
Year Level:
Year 5, Year 6
Zoo location:
Taronga Zoo
Asian Elephant
Year Level:
Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10
Zoo location:
Taronga Zoo
Baby Turtle
Marvel at the diversity of vertebrates during this hands-on workshop. Students will discover amazing adaptations that have given our native wildlife the edge for survival and learn how and why we classify these creatures.
Year Level:
Year 7, Year 8
Zoo location:
Taronga Zoo
Tasmanian Devil
Learn the delicacy of ecosystems by studying a threatened Australian species and its role in a specific environment. Meet Australian animals, explore the interactions in food webs, and discover how Taronga is contributing to species recovery plans for threatened Australian animals.
Year Level:
Year 7, Year 8
Zoo location:
Taronga Zoo
Indigenous Workshop
This fascinating workshop presentation, tailored for each Zoo location, incorporates history, culture and identity, and the importance of the land’s role in kinship, spirituality and everyday life for Aboriginal Peoples.
Year Level:
Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10
Zoo location:
Taronga Zoo
Sumatran Tiger
Using Taronga’s Science Conservation projects as case studies, students will develop an understanding of the need for scientific research in identifying threatened species, assess the impact of the species decline on the wider ecosystem and contribute to their recovery through the creation of their own Threatened Species Recovery Plan.
Year Level:
Year 9, Year 10
Zoo location:
Taronga Zoo
Indian Peafowl
Stage 6 Biology Elective Module (*Includes trail activity)
Year Level:
Year 12
Zoo location:
Taronga Zoo
Red Kangaroo
Stage 6 Preliminary Biology Module (*Includes trail activity)
Year Level:
Year 11
Zoo location:
Taronga Zoo
Mullers Gibbon
Stage 6 Biology Elective Module (*Includes trail activity)
Year Level:
Year 12
Zoo location:
Taronga Zoo
Meerkat Bobby Jo Clow
A unique organisation, Taronga plays an important role in global wildlife conservation programs and requires a strong business model to achieve set objectives. Join one of our educators and discover the strategies employed to ensure we meet our marketing, operations and financial goals.
Year Level:
Year 11, Year 12
Zoo location:
Taronga Zoo
Stage 6 Biology Core Module
Year Level:
Year 12
Zoo location:
Taronga Zoo
Year 12 Biology students - visit Taronga Zoo Sydney for a Maintaining a Balance Workshop and special seal show just for you! This unique excursion day involves a workshop with live animals, case studying a variety of Australian animals’ responses to temperature and water regulation. Students will also be offered a free special ‘Maintaining a Balance’ Seal Show as part of their Zoo excursion.
Year Level:
Year 12
Zoo location:
Taronga Zoo