"Thank you so much for the virtual incursion. It was very informative , the students were engaged through out the sessions and as always loved the animal encounters." Teacher, Biological Diversity virtual excursion, 2020

The Australian Museum, Taronga Zoo and the Botanic Gardens Greater Sydney are proud to present a Biological Diversity virtual excursion. Join us live online for three hours across a day to examine fossils, specimens, live animals and plants to understand biological diversity by explaining the relationships between a range of organisms in terms of specialisation for selected habitats and evolution of species.

Audience: This program is bookable for Stage 6 Biology students.
Duration: Three 60 minute sessions
Wednesday 7 August, 2024

Taronga Biology Diversity
Image from Taronga Zoo for Biological Diversity Study Day Image: Taronga Zoo
© Permission from Matt Nelson at Taronga Zoo

NSW (incorporating Australian Curriculum)


Stage 6

Module 3: Biological Diversity

Syllabus links for Biological Diversity

Wednesday 7 August 2024

Session 1: 9:30-10:30
Session 2: 11:00 - 12:00
Session 3: 13:00 - 14:00

1-15 students
$150 (GST included)

16-30 students
$300 (GST included)

31-45 students
$450 (GST included)

46-60 students
$600 (GST included)

60+ students
$650 (GST included)

Teachers attend the sessions for free.

Students need to be supervised at all times during the Biological Diversity Study Day video conference. Please remind your students to turn their cameras and microphones off unless asking a question.

Booking information

Click on the 'Book now' link above to go to our bookings page.

Dates will be allocated on a first-in-best-dressed system.

Once you have been allocated a session, you will be sent a Booking Confirmation. Please ensure all other teachers involved in the excursion have a copy of this.

Final booking numbers must be confirmed at least 14 days prior to the scheduled visit.

A tax invoice will be issued prior to your visit based on Final Confirmation details.

Any changes to numbers or cancellations must be made in writing by emailing Group.Bookings@australian.museum before the date for Final Confirmation (14 days prior to your visit).

Sessions require a minimum of 20 students to go ahead. While we make all attempts to combine schools to reach the minimum, we may cancel sessions if this minimum number cannot be reached.

A tax invoice based on Final Confirmation details will be issued prior to your visit or session.

Please advise at the time of booking if the tax invoice needs to be issued to a different contact name or email address. NSW Department of Education schools that use the EDConnect payment system should advise this at time of booking and provide a purchase order number if required.

Our payment terms are nett 14 days. However, it is the AM’s strong preference that bookings be paid in full prior to the visit.

Adjustments on the day – the AM will adjust the invoice amount and you must pay the difference where:
i) Group numbers increase from Final Confirmation numbers; or
ii) the Group changes to a more expensive booking/ticket.

The adjusted invoice payment terms are nett 14 days. To be clear, where numbers are less than Final Confirmation numbers, no deductions or refunds will be given.

Group Bookings Terms and Conditions

To connect your classroom to the Australian Museum via virtual excursion you will need:

  • A reliable internet connection;
  • A camera and microphone connected to your device;
  • A device with a display, e.g. Laptop, Chromebook, iPad, Desktop.

If connecting a whole class or group together, you will also need:

  • A projector or screen connected to your device;
  • Working speakers connected to your device. Make sure they are switched on and the volume is up.

If connecting on individual devices, you will need:

  • Working speakers or headphones connected to your device. Make sure they are switched on and the volume is up.

The simplest way to connect is through a direct connection using Zoom. The connection does not require any software to be downloaded, but does require a computer (PC or Mac) with an internet connection, a webcam, and a microphone.

The Zoom connection to the Australian Museum is secure and private.

After confirming your school’s booking you will receive an instructional email, that will contain the link to the Zoom room and the passcode required to enter the room. Click on the link to open the connection in your chosen web browser. Zoom will automatically activate your device’s camera and microphone.