“For a child – or even an adult – being in the presence of a living, breathing animal, knowing the way it smells, looking into his or her eyes, and above all, sensing its “being-ness” can be a life-changing experience.” - Jane Goodall, Primatologist.
At Sydney Zoo we believe that education is a key part of a modern zoo. It promotes awareness and an affinity with animals, ensuring communities value and protect wildlife and habitats around the globe.
Sydney Zoo is preparing a full education program for visitors, which will grow as the Zoo grows. It will include interactive and hands on programs with our educators and ambassador animals. Over time, our conservation education programs will reach hundreds of thousands of students. Some of these will be through our partner scholarships with Western Sydney University, a local institution we proudly support.
From Term 1 2020, teachers can also book their class for hands-on curriculum-linked workshops conducted by one of our educators. Read more about the programs we will offer below.
Early Childhood Education
Education Program Resources
We're currently developing resources for teachers to use both in their own classrooms but also while they are completing a visit to Sydney Zoo. These will be available in Term 1, 2020.