All of our Education Hubs are suitable for Early Years through to KS3. Our Hub Sessions are a perfect way to enhance your school visit to Marwell. Various Hubs have been set up around the park so that we can run 15-minute education sessions.

Hub locations are spread out over the park, please allow sufficient time to move from one hub to the next.

Evolution 2

Located beside the Giraffe boardwalk where viewable species include giraffe, blesbok, roan antelope, plains zebra and bongo.

Wild Explorers

Located at the start of our wild explorers trail (by the entrance) across the African savannah where viewable species include- white rhino, grevy’s zebra, and scimitar-horned oryx.

Tropical House

Located about halfway through the Tropical House, just after the bridge. This area is slightly cooler than further up, but it will still be warm! Leave enough time to move through the first half of the house before getting to the Hub for your chosen time. Prepare your pupils for the fact that it will be hot and humid (particularly in the summer)!

Science & Learning Centre

Located at our Science & Learning Centre is an interactive Hub designed to feed the curiosity of your pupils through hands on activities using animal biofacts to discover more about the hidden secrets of the natural world. Please wait under the shelter out of the front of the building.

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All about animals

A general session following pupils’ interest and the animals viewable on the day.

This topic is bookable at all hub locations.

Please refer to the ‘all about animals’ overview sheet for more detail

Adaptation

How are animals adapted for survival?

This topic is bookable at all hub locations.

Please refer to the ‘adaptation’ overview sheet for more detail

Classification (Fur, Feathers and Scales)

Ranging from the basics of grouping animals to the more detailed characteristics of the 5 vertebrate groups.

This topic is bookable at all hub locations.

Please refer to the ‘classification’ overview sheet for more detail

Conservation

How do scientist know which species need help? How does conservation work in the wild and how can individuals help?

This topic is bookable at all hub locations.

Please refer to the ‘conservation’ overview sheet for more detail

Rainforests

What are rainforests like and why are they important?

This topic is bookable at the ‘Energy for Life (Tropical house)’ hub location and the ‘Science and Learning Centre’ hub location.

Please refer to the ‘rainforests’ overview sheet for more detail

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How many can take part in these workshops?

Up to 30 children can attend a hub at any one time.

What ages is it aimed at?

We can provide the Education Hubs for Early Years up to KS3 students.

Will it be under cover?

Hub locations are under or near covered areas.

Will we get to touch live animals?

We’re choosing not to have pupils handle or touch animals. We encourage viewing of animals in their enclosures where they are displaying their natural behaviours.

Will the children get to touch animal artefacts, e.g. skins, skulls etc.

The Science and Learning Hub gives the opportunity to see and, if relevant, touch some of our bio-artefacts up close.

Where are the Education Hubs located?

Hubs are located around the zoo. Please see our Education Hub Map.

Will it meet covid-19 guidance?

Yes, please refer to our guest guidance for more details.

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Education Hub Map

You can view our Education Hub Map clicking here.

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