Operation Earth

Taronga Zoo Sydney and the University of Sydney invite you to celebrate National Science Week at OPERATION EARTH: A conservation mission on Saturday 17 August 2019 during the Sydney Science Festival.

There are animals that need your help! Your mission – should you choose to accept it – is to complete at least six conservation activities around the Zoo. The Sumatran Tiger, Greater Bilby, Sun Bear and many more animals are relying on you to become a conservation change-agent to protect them from challenges such as climate change, habitat loss and poaching. 

Mobilise the mission operatives in your family and get involved in the University of Sydney’s hands-on science challenges to learn about the conservation strategies in place to ensure a future for Earth’s magnificent wildlife.

This can be followed by exclusive behind the scenes tours of the Taronga Institute of Science & Learning science labs, where you will discover key wildlife conservation science projects contributing to saving planet Earth. 

Your OPERATION EARTH: A conservation mission case-file will be available at the Taronga Zoo Sydney entrance, and children will receive FREE entry to the Zoo when accompanied by a paying adult.

Families that participate in the University of Sydney’s activities and return a completed case-file go into the draw to WIN one of ten family passes to experience Wild Ropes at Taronga Zoo Sydney. 

OPERATION EARTH: A conservation mission is part of Sydney Science Festival in National Science Week. Find out more about this event here