Teacher Professional Learning

Teacher Professional Learning

Taronga offers accredited, registered and non-registered 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

All courses are developed and delivered in partnership with Curriculum and Teacher Quality Advisors from the NSW Department of Education, Catholic Education Office and our Zoos, as well as external experts.

Courses are delivered in person at the Taronga Institute of Science and Learning at Taronga Zoo Sydney or via Adobe Connect sessions.

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

  • Environmental, STEM and Geography syllabuses
  • Cross Curricular priority areas of Sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • project-based learning
  • youth leadership

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 via the MyPL portal.

Course dates

Teaching Science & Technology K-6 with Confidence

Identifier: RGO3511

When: Wednesday 21 November 2018 (Term 4, week 6)

Duration: 5 hours

Suitable for: Early Stage 1 to Stage 6 Teachers

More information: Download our flyer

​​​​​​​Step up to Sustainable STEM at Taronga Zoo Sydney

Identifier: RG03224

When: Wednesday 23 October 2018 (Term 4, week 2)

Duration: 6.5 hours

Suitable for: Early Stage 1 to Stage 3

More information: Contact our team

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

Identifier: RG03282

When: Late Term 4 2018 (Date TBD)

Duration: 5.5 hours

Suitable for: All Stages

More information: Contact our team

Depth Studies with Taronga Zoo Sydney

Identifier: RG02348

When: Late 2018 (Date TBC)

Duration: 5 hours

Suitable for: Stage 6 Biology, Earth and Environmental Science and Investigating Science

More information: Contact our team

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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