FAMILY FUN with Taronga zoo

  • Date: Saturday 21 August
  • Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm 
  • Venue: Virtual Auditorium  

Taronga Zoo and the Science Teachers Association NSW have teamed up to present to you a Family Fun Day with the Zoo as part of 7 Decades in 7 Days, a week-long celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Science Teachers Association for NSW in and around National Science Week.  

We will explore advancements in animal conservation over the past 7 Decades with Dr Phoebe Meagher, following which the Taronga Zoo Education Team have prepared online activities for you to watch and do with the kids - Who’s Poo in the Zoo and Echidna Enrichment Feeder.    

We will explore the advancements in animal conservation over the past 7 Decades. Audiences will be treated with an online interactive activities that dives deep into the skill of thinking scientifically and will hear from conservation scientists on the latest in protecting species. Join us for a family fun day with the zoo as we celebrate 7 Decades of supporting science teachers and gain an insight into the future of conversation  


Dr Phoebe Meagher

Phoebe Meagher works as a Wildlife Conservation Officer at Taronga Conservation Society Australia in Sydney. As a conservation biologist, she manages recovery programs as well as population management for native mammals and aquatic animals. Phoebe also undertakes research into threatened species and how best to protect them from illegal wildlife trading, marine debris pollution, and other threats.  Phoebe leads the way forward in the emerging field of conservation forensics. Her recent groundbreaking work was accepted for publication and subsequently received media attention, including an Australian Geographic cover story.


Michelle Griffin

Michelle grew up in the Bathurst region, she has performed with local theatre groups such as Carillon Theatrical Society, and is a regular performer in the Local Stages ‘Cabaret Kite’ series. She has also performed with ensembles such as the Macquarie Philharmonia, Bathurst Chamber Orchestra, and Cantora. She also works extensively as a choral director and accompanist throughout the Bathurst region.



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