Teacher Professional Learning

Teacher Professional Learning

Taronga offers Teacher Professional Learning courses. We also offer a professional membership program called the Taronga Teachers' Association, granting members unlimited yearly access to our Zoos, teacher-only exclusive events, a range of discounts and more. 

About our courses

Taronga's courses are developed and delivered in partnership with the NSW Department of Education, Catholic Education Office and our Zoos, as well as other education and environmental experts.

Courses are delivered in person at the Taronga Institute of Science and Learning at Taronga Zoo Sydney or via Video Conference using applications such as Adobe Connect.

Taronga’s courses are structured around the following focus areas:

  • Science and Technology Syllabus
  • STEM Education 
  • Depth Studies for Senior Sciences
  • Aboriginal Education
  • Cross Curricular priority areas of Sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

Our specialist courses are designed to assist teachers with syllabus interpretation and integration, using Taronga as a rich and powerful learning resource for students to engage with nature.

We will work with you to develop exciting and relevant curriculum materials that will enhance your teaching and learning.

Scheduled courses run throughout the year and can be booked by registering online our website.

NOTE: Any attendance adjustments or cancellations must be made at least 10 days prior to the course date or participants will be invoiced the full course cost. To modify or cancel an event enrolment please contact the Taronga Zoo Education team by emailing education@zoo.nsw.gov.au.

Course dates

Sustainable STEM at Taronga Zoo Sydney

When: Wednesday 1 September 2021

Duration: 6 hours

Suitable for: Early Stage 1 to Stage 3

Download the Sustainable STEM flyer for more information.


Complete and submit the online form to register your attendance for Sustainable STEM at Taronga Zoo Sydney.


​​​​​​​Aboriginal Education Day at Taronga Zoo Sydney

When: Monday 23 August 2021

Duration: 6 hours

Suitable for: All Stages

Download the Aboriginal Education Day flyer for more information.

Registrations opening soon.

Teacher Nikki Bodel shows a bearded dragon to a student
Teacher Nikki Bodel shows a bearded dragon to a student

Join the Taronga Teachers' Association

As a member of the Taronga Teachers' Association, teachers can enjoy unlimited Zoo entry at Taronga Zoo Sydney, Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo, access to exclusive, free member-only events and a range of other benefits. All for an annual membership fee of $60.

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