In December 2016, two of Taronga’s scientists, Belinda Fairbrother and Leanne Everingham, joined 76 other women on a voyage to Antarctica as part of an inaugural global science and leadership program for women in science.

With women still severely under-represented at high levels, the program aims to address barriers to gender equity.

Through leadership coaching and enhancing strategic capabilities, the program is supporting the women into leadership roles globally to ensure the world benefits from some of the best and brightest minds available.

Filmmakers are following the women on their journey. Learn more about the program and the documentary here: ‘Beautiful Minds: The Agents of Change’.

Taronga Science has a 3-tiered donor program that offers some fantastic and unique opportunities such as science field trips, annual passes to Taronga and Taronga Western Plains Zoo, behind the scenes tours as well as invitations to briefing evenings and more.

For more information, or to learn about specific science projects for which we are still seeking funding, contact Francesca Hynes on 9978 4668/0419 266 595 or at

Or support our work by making a donation by clicking the link here, at any level you choose.

Source: Taronga Zoo