Popular visitors return

One of the most popular event at the IEU’s 2013 Environment Conference was the presentation by Taronga Zoo staff, including some special visitors in the shape of native wildlife.

Taronga Zoo staff will be back at this year’s conference on 16 October with their animals and talking about their education programs and work to save endangered species.

Presenter Catherine Judd has worked as a Learning Engagement Officer at Taronga Zoo, employed by the Catholic School Dioceses of Broken Bay, Sydney and Parramatta for the past two and half years.

She comes from a background of primary classroom teaching and community recreation management, and has continued pursuing her passion for science and environmental education by championing the conservation education project, Project In-Situ Yellow-Bellied Glider.

The project aims to raise awareness in the Gosford region about this vulnerable species by educating and inspiring local Catholic school students who then alert the wider community to the threats facing the Yellow-Bellied Glider and many other native species in the area.