Order at the Zoo

Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species, Subspecies. Do you recall your lesson in classification? Our Year 7 students had the opportunity to experience the real deal, when they recently visited Taronga Zoo as part of their Science studies.

Whilst living things may be sorted into groups in many ways, animals tend to be classified by similar characteristics. The chance to see live animals on a field trip reinforces classroom learning and allows the student to observe animal behaviour.

Our students had the privilege of visiting the new Taronga Institute of Science and Learning, opened by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in October 2018. They relished the opportunity to learn from Zoo Educators and meet and greet animals at the new facility. One lucky SGCS student was selected from the large crowd to participate in the Seal Show. A very memorable moment for all.