Virtual Zoo Lessons
Suitable for all stages
Connect virtually with some of Taronga’s amazing animals with a lesson lead by qualified member of our teaching staff. The use of technology allows us to get you up close and engage your group with an exclusive, intimate session, meeting fascinating animals via video link.
Wild Skills Teacher Resources
Suitable for all stages
Work like a Taronga Conservation expert, from the convenience of your classroom! The Wild Skills tasks are designed to be modular and flexible to suit the needs of each teacher. Each module includes a ‘Meet and Greet’ video from one of the Taronga’s conservation champions and downloadable PDF tasks that can be completed.
Plant and Animal Infectious Diseases with the Experts
This live virtual excursion will be led by scientists in the pathology labs of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust and Taronga Conservation Society Australia.
They will explain the host response and defence mechanisms, as well as demonstrate the process of inquiry that occurs in the lab as disease moves through populations and determine how to prevent its spread. By hearing case studies from scientists from both The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust and Taronga Conservation Society Australia, you will have a more thorough and holistic understanding of Biology Module 7 Infectious Diseases.
Suitable for Stage 3 and Stage 4
Students will learn how to calculate daily dietary requirements, track animal weight, design enclosures and locate and guide themselves around the Zoo. These resources allow students to explore the Zoo via Taronga TV from home or at school.
Working Scientifically Video
Suitable for Stage 5 and 6
Connect students with the incredible work of Taronga Zoo’s Conservation Scientists through our new Working Scientifically video below.
This video feature scientists working on the frontline of protecting species on the brink of extinction and is designed to connect students with contemporary research, fieldwork and data from our inspirational working scientists.
Schools for the Wild
Stage 3 Geography, English, Creative Arts
This Unit of Work is FREE and available for all teachers to download and deliver in their classroom. The Taronga Zoo Sydney excursion component can be modified and replaced with another Digital Education program, such as a LegacyLIVE event, or an Ask an Expert Video Conference. Please refer to the Digital Programs webpage for event schedules and registration details.
Dreaming with eyes open
CBCA Book Week 2022
Taronga Education teamed up with the Children's Book Council of Australia for Book Week 2022. The theme for this year is 'dreaming with eyes open' and we are fortunate enough to work with some amazing authors who can help you do just that, through nature journaling.
Ask an Expert form
For Kindergarten to Year 12 students and teachers
Have a question for a Taronga Zoo Expert? Nothing compares with getting the right facts directly from experts in their field of work. Using our simple Ask a Taronga Zoo Expert form, that important fact you may be missing from your project, crucial point for an assessment, or just a simple curiosity will be answered by the people who specialise in that area here at Taronga Zoo.