Zoo’s often provide education sessions to schools, and these can be great oppurtunites for pupils to get out of the classroom and experience more hands on educational fun. Although the following information is in regards to ZSL London Zoo, there are plenty similar activities in other zoos all over the country.
Boasting a diverse and highly skilled Education Team, ZSL London Zoo provide unique learning sessions for all ages and abilities. Linked to the National Curriculum, they aim to deliver interactive experiences using resources such as live animals, biofacts and multimedia.
Lots of topics can be covered, particularly those involving living organisms.
Session topics for KS1 include: ‘Colour, pattern, and camoflage’, ‘Sense-ations’ and ‘Lifecycles’. Click here to find out more!
Session topics for KS2 include: ‘Bones and Movement’, ‘Endangered Animals’, ‘Habitats and Adaptations’, ‘Discover Teeth and Feeding’, and ‘Classifying Minibeasts’. Click here to find out more!