2014 is going to be an exciting year for us as we extend our Conservation Education Centre. As we won’t have access to all of our usual teaching rooms from March, there will be a period during which some classroom sessions will be limited.
We will, however be launching new and exciting Zoo Tours, where groups get to see the Zoo in a different light and gain some expert knowledge from our team of Education Officers.
A school trip they'll always remember
As well as being a leading visitor attraction, with over 450 species of animals, in a stunning garden setting, we’re also an award-winning conservation and education charity. This means we’re in a unique position to teach people about biodiversity, conservation and the natural world, making us an ideal destination for an educational school trip
We offer education sessions to groups from Early Years to degree level, from special needs to children’s clubs, on over 40 subjects. Many sessions have downloadable topic-centred notes for teachers to help with ideas on a Zoo visit.
Groups out in the Zoo can choose from a selection of self guided trails.
If you can’t make it to the Zoo for a school trip, but would still like your group to benefit from an education session, we offer a ‘Zoo to you’ outreach service.
We also have animal factsheets that give detailed information of over 100 species we keep in the Zoo, as well as information on habitats, conservation and other zoos. (see Educational resources)
We offer regular spider and snake phobia courses to help people who want to get over their fears. Click here for more information.
If you’re interested in higher education, you can study a foundation degree in Integrated Wildlife Conservation. This is a two year course in partnership with UWE and SGS and is based at the Zoo. For more information, click here.