Taronga Zoo Sydney

Status Critical: A Conservation Challenge

Event Families
Free - No Ticket Required

Taronga Zoo in collaboration with Sydney University are calling on all scientifically inclined youngsters and oldsters alike, to take part in Status Critical: A Conservation Challenge.

Visit Taronga Zoo on Saturday 18th August and become a conservation change agent for the day.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to complete at least six activities in the Status Critical: Conservation Challenge designed around Taronga Zoo’s legacy species – some of our most important animals that are critically endangered and need your help to conserve them. These animals include the Platypus, Marine turtle, the Greater Bilby and Sumatran Tiger and you will learn about threats to Taronga’s legacy species, such as climate change, pollution, habitat loss and poaching. As a conservation agent, you will be guided through a series of activities to help educate the agent on what conservation strategies are in place to ensure a future for these magnificent creatures.

Conservation agents will also learn about species that are the focus of conservation research at The University of Sydney and The Taronga Institute of Science & Learning, such as the Tasmanian Devil, Koala and Bee.

Working in family teams, agents can immerse themselves in hands-on, scientific challenges that will allow participants to see wildlife through the eyes of a scientist.

Your Status Critical: A Conservation Challenge dossier will be available at the zoo entrance, and children will receive free entry to the zoo when accompanied by a paying adult. Agents that participate in the designated challenges and return a completed dossier go into the draw to WIN 1 of 10 family passes to Taronga Zoo Sydney.

During your visit, you are invited to register to join a tour and workshop in our immersive classrooms in the brand new Taronga Institute of Science & Learning. Visit this link for more information.

Status Critical: A Conservation Challenge is available to all guests who purchase a ticket to Taronga Zoo on Saturday 18 August. Remember kids go FREE with every paying adult to celebrate the Sydney Festival of Science. See separate listing for full details on Kids go FREE.

This event is free with Zoo entry. No need to book but more information is available here.