Teacher Professional Learning

Teacher Professional Learning

Supporting teachers.

Taronga offers Teacher Professional Learning courses to help support teachers of all Stages. Courses are developed and delivered by Taronga in partnership with the NSW Department of Education, Catholic Education Office, as well as other education and environmental experts.

About the course

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 via registration forms made available for each event.

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 16 March 2022

Duration: 6 hours

Suitable for: Early Stage 1 to Stage 3

Download the Sustainable STEM flyer for more information.

Registrations will open closer to the day.

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

When: Monday 29 August 2022

Duration: 6 hours

Suitable for: All Stages

Download the Aboriginal Education Day flyer for more information.

Registrations will open closer to the day.

Staff Development Days

Bring your school to the Zoo and engage in a 2-hour Professional Learning session designed to provide teachers with practical solutions to implement Design Thinking, STEM and Sustainability in the classroom.

Download the Staff Development Day Flyer for more information.

Bookings

For enquiries and bookings in Taronga's Staff Development Days, please email the Education team - education@zoo.nsw.gov.au

Taronga Educator shows a Bearded Dragon to a teacher.
Taronga Educator shows a Bearded Dragon to a teacher.

Annual teacher Zoo membership

Taronga also offers teachers a professional membership program, the Taronga Teachers' Association, granting members unlimited yearly access to our Zoos, teacher-only exclusive events, a range of discounts and more.

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.

Find out more about the Taronga Teachers' Association.