Year 11 Depth Study: Wildlife at Risk

Year 11 Depth Study: Wildlife at Risk


During this depth study students will have the opportunity to directly engage with scientists and experts working in the field of Conservation Biology. They will develop an understanding of the role that these expert’s scientific skills, research and fieldwork play in protecting some of Australia’s most vulnerable animals and ecosystems. Students will have the unique privilege of experiencing science in action as they visit the Plains Wanderer and Bilby breeding facilities established within the Taronga Western Plains Zoo Sanctuary. Using these breeding programs as case studies students will learn about how our experts are negotiating challenges to help save animals on the brink of extinction, and ultimately help protect the Earth’s rich biodiversity. 

What's involved

This full day program is available at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo. See below for further information.

This excursion will contribute five hours to a depth study and is complimented by pre and post-excursion activities.


  • Thursday 3rd August 2023


This experience will be delivered in the Amarti Education Centre and throughout Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Please meet at the Education Centre at the start of the day.