Taronga Zoo

Status Critical: A Conservation Challenge (Schools)

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Taronga Zoo in collaboration with Sydney University are calling on all budding scientist from Stage 2 to Stage 5 to celebrate  Sydney Science Festival 2018 on 16–17 August. Join our Status Critical: A Conservation Challenge and become conservation change agents for the wild!

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to complete at least six activities in the Status Critical challenge designed around Taronga Zoo’s legacy species which are identified as critical. Conservation agents will learn about species that are the focus of conservation research at both Taronga Zoo and The University of Sydney.

Students will work in teams of up to five, and immerse themselves in hands-on, scientific challenges that will allow them to see wildlife through the eyes of a scientist. They will learn about threats to Taronga’s legacy species, such as climate change, pollution, habitat loss and poaching. They will engage with a series of activities to educate them on what conservation strategies are need to ensure a future for these magnificent creatures. Teams that complete the challenge will be in the running to win some awesome prizes.

The first 12 classes to book will tour the exciting new game changing Taronga Institute of Science & Learning. This complimentary tour will include a visit to one of our new immersive classrooms that mimic either a desert, woodland or rainforest environment. Students will also have the opportunity to have some amazing animal encounters within these immersive classrooms.