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Join award-winning author Coral Vass as she reads The Forgotten Song: Saving the Regent Honeyeater live from Melbourne Zoo!


This free, live webinar is a great way to bring conservation themes into primary classrooms. Listen to a hopeful story about Australia’s most critically endangered bird.

Award winning-author, Coral Vass will read The Forgotten Song: Saving the Regent Honeyeater from Melbourne Zoo’s Regent Honeyeater exhibit.

Following the reading, Coral will answer questions from schools around the country. (Submit a question for your class when you register for this session).

Educators can also download curriculum-aligned teacher notes to expand on the webinar.

This event aligns with the school theme for National Science Week 2024 of Species Survival - More than just sustainability.


About the book

The Forgotten Song tells the story of Regent, a Regent Honeyeater who forgets his song. But with his species facing extinction, there is no one to teach Regent. Can conservation work save his ancient song from being lost forever?

The Forgotten Song, from CSIRO Publishing, has been shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year Awards and Karajia & Environment Awards for Children’s Literature.


About your host

Coral Vass is an award-winning Australian Children’s Author of over 20 books. Her book Sorry Day won the 2019 CBCA Book of the Year - Eve Pownall Award and the 2018 Speech Pathology Awards Book of the Year for Language and Literacy Development - Indigenous Children. Coral also won the Caleb Book of the Year Award in 2021 for Grandma’s Treasured Shoes.

She is an ambassador for Reading Out of Poverty and is passionate about giving all children an equal opportunity to read.


Year Level

This webinar is most suited for students in Foundation - Year 3 but is open to any age.