Designing Immersive Learning Environments at Taronga Zoo
Ahead of the official opening of the Taronga Institute of Science and Learning next week, we are excited to share a first look inside one of the Institute’s immersive learning environments. In this woodland setting, children enter the habitat of native Australian animals and experience nature first hand.
Ahead of the official launch of the Taronga Institute of Science & Learning next week, we’re excited to share a sneak peak of one of our new immersive classrooms. In the Woodlands room, students enter the habitat of native Australian animals and experience life in the wild. pic.twitter.com/dUoKBNk7i7
— Taronga Zoo (@tarongazoo) October 11, 2018
The conservation and protection of animals was a core aspect of designing the Taronga Institute of Science and Learning. Sydney’s internationally renowned Taronga Zoo is at the forefront of animal conservation, with a deep understanding and commitment to the importance of education and scientific discovery in the fight against wildlife under threat.
NBRS‘ vision for the Institute was not only to support Taronga’s commitment to protecting wildlife but for the Institute to be a global benchmark for conservation innovation and learning initiatives. By including three immersive classrooms themed around rainforest, arid and woodland habitats, the Zoo is able to provide authentic learning experiences for students with the aim of empowering the scientists of tomorrow.
As the design architect, NBRS supported Taronga to realise its vision for the Immersive Classrooms. The final design solution was created by Taronga in collaboration with NBRS and the builder to meet complex animal welfare needs and deliver a unique student learning experience.
Find out more about the project here.