Another successful Zoomobile tour!

The Bournda Taronga Zoomobile Tour has finished for another year!  Since 2004 we have had an annual visit in the Bega Valley and the local schools love the opportunity for a close-up look at some of the Zoo guests.

Taronga Zoomobile outside Quaama Public School

Bournda EEC ran a School Biodiversity activity as our contribution to the tour.  Students looked at the Atlas of Life, NatureMapr and the Atlas of Living Australia while learning how people of all ages can be “citizen scientists” in our community. Students looked at the biodiversity around their school grounds, examining water bugs and terrestrial macroinvertebrates. The Atlas of Life kindly loaned us their Microeye Digital Microscope and the students enjoyed a close-up view of the specimens they collected.

Quaama kids checking out the bugs they captured

Thank you Bemboka PS, Wolumla PS, Tanja PS, Quaama PS,  Candelo PS, Towamba PS, Central Tilba PS and Bega Valley PS – your students were enthusiastic participants and asked lots of great questions.

Many thanks to Dom Arndt from Taronga for the expert presentations.  We really enjoyed your visit!

Dom from the Zoomobile - Early start heading back to Sydney