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 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:
- Environmental, STEM and Geography syllabuses
- Practical application of Working Scientifically skills
- Cross Curricular priority areas of Sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
- Project-based learning
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.
For Non-NSW Department of Education users, please create a MyPL account to register for all courses.
Please note: Any attendance adjustments or cancellations must be made at least 7 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.
Teaching Science & Technology K-6 with Confidence
Step up to Sustainable STEM at Taronga Zoo Sydney
When: Friday 31 May 2019, Friday 20 September 2019
Duration: 6.5 hours
Suitable for: Early Stage 1 to Stage 3
Aboriginal Education Day at Taronga Zoo Sydney
When: Thursday 6 June 2019
Duration: 5.5 hours
Suitable for: All Stages
Depth Studies with Taronga Zoo Sydney
Geography Stage 2 Writing Day at Taronga Zoo Sydney
When: Thursday 21 March 2019
Duration: 5 hours
Suitable for: Stage 2 Geography
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.