As a charity with a longstanding role in nature and conservation education we are committed to providing nature-based learning opportunities for all ages.
We have revised and adapted our offer for schools to meet current guidelines and be resilient to future changes. Pre-booked workshops are led by experienced zoo educators who will meet with small groups from schools at a designated area in our park. After a short briefing, pupils are guided through one or some of our socio-environmental thematic areas. With clear topics and curriculum links, our animal exhibits form the centre stage for conversations about nature and conservation.
There will be plenty of opportunity for asking questions throughout the workshops. The workshop focus can be discussed with your group leader beforehand to ensure that it meets your requirements.
If you are interested in booking one of these outdoor learning workshops or have any questions at all, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
How many can take part in these workshops?
We will split the classes you bring into two halves and each half will receive the same workshop, one after the other. We would prefer a maximum of 16 children in each group.
What ages is it aimed at?
We can provide these outdoor learning experiences for all Key Stages.
Will it be under cover?
There will be some exhibits on the route that are under cover. However, as this is an outdoor learning experience please come dressed prepared for the outdoors.
Will we get to touch live animals?
We’re choosing not to have pupils handle or touch animals at this time. Your groups, as normal, will be able to see our animals up close in their zoo habitat where they are displaying their natural behaviours.
Will the children get to touch animal artefacts, e.g. Skins
Some workshops might include the use of artefacts. However, we are choosing not to have pupils handle or touch artefacts at this time.
Will it meet covid-19 guidance?
Yes, please refer to our website for more details.
Why can’t we have an indoor workshop?
Based on government covid-19 guidance we feel that an outdoor learning environment is safer as there is a lower rate of transmission. Some time might be spent in our larger indoor exhibits.
We can offer workshops to a maximum of 96 pupils per day.